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There is an ever-increasing group of patients with major defects in host-defense mechanisms secondary to aggressive and innovative treatments for malignancy, marrow failure, collagen diseases, and organ transplantation. Infection has become a major cause of death for such patients rather than their primary illnesses. This book brings together a wealth of information on the medical and surgical management of the immunocompromised patient. Although there are chapters devoted to defects in host-defense mechanisms and the epidemiology and prevention of infection in compromised patients with such infections, most of the 17 chapters are oriented to problems.
Particularly valuable are chapters on the
Clinical Approach to Infection in the Compromised Host.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:470. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-97-3-470_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):470.
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