ICU Protocols pp 425-429 | Cite as

Infections in the Immunocompromised Host



Managing infection in an immunocompromised patient is a challenge to any ICU physician, as the presentation is varied and subtle and needs high index of suspicion for diagnosis and multiple possible etiologies. A methodological approach to investigation and choice of empirical therapy is warranted in these patients. Complexity of the problem necessitates close liaison between the microbiologist, infectious disease consultant, and hemato-oncologist.


Immunocompromised Patient Neutropenic Patient Decubitus Ulcer Febrile Neutropenic Patient Immunodeficiency State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Critical Care & EmergencyA.M.R.I. HospitalKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Infectious DiseaseJaslok HospitalMumbaiIndia

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