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It was not long ago that infectious diseases were the leading cause of death in the United States. However, advances in modern medicine, particularly the advent of antibiotics, have allowed the medical scientist to focus more on other problems that afflict humans. This new focus has led to the identification of a rapidly growing group of patients: the immunocompromised hosts. No medical specialty is exempt from these patients, and their care has become the responsibility of practioners at every level.
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Clinical Approach to Infections in the Compromised Host. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:350-351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-4-350_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(4):350-351.
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