Dermatologic Manifestations of Infection in the Compromised Host

  • Elaine T. Kaye
  • Richard Allen Johnson
  • John S. Wolfson
  • Arthur J. Sober

Abstract

Among the most formidable challenges to the clinician is the care of the patient with an impaired immune system—the compromised host.1-4 Two characteristics in particular contribute to the complexity of management of infection in these patients: (1) the exceptionally broad variety of potential microbial pathogens and (2) the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations of disease resulting from the abnormal immune response.5–7

Keywords

Leukemia Pseudomonas Prednisone Amphotericin Fluconazole 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine T. Kaye
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard Allen Johnson
    • 2
    • 3
  • John S. Wolfson
    • 4
    • 5
  • Arthur J. Sober
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyMassachusetts General Hospital, New England Deaconess HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Infectious Disease Unit, Medical ServicesMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  6. 6.Dermatology ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalUSA

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