Infections Complicating Congenital Immunodeficiency Syndromes

  • John C. Christenson
  • Harry R. Hill

Abstract

Nothing is more challenging to the physician than the management of a serious infection in an immunocompromised host. Under such circumstances, the clinician must draw upon all of his knowledge of microbiology and antimicrobial therapy; in addition, he must have a firm understanding of the host-defense abnormality underlying that individual patient’s disease. As indicated by Stollerman, we can no longer have a primarily parasite-oriented approach to infectious diseases: we must include host factors in the data on which we base potentially lifesaving decisions.

Keywords

Influenza Aspergillus Tetracycline Purine Measle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Christenson
    • 1
  • Harry R. Hill
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious DiseasesUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, Division of Clinical Immunology and AllergyUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

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