Patients with immunodeficiency.
Med Clin North Am. 2013 Nov;97(6):1139-59
Authors: Hannaman MJ, Ertl MJ
Patients presenting in an immunocompromised state merit special consideration when being evaluated for fitness to undergo surgery. A variety of immunodeficient conditions and their respective therapies, including human immunodeficiency virus, cancer, and transplantation, exert numerous systemic effects that may lead to multiorgan dysfunction. Understanding the potential impact of these disease manifestations, and their proper evaluation, is essential in achieving optimal perioperative outcomes for these patients.
PMID: 24182724 [PubMed - in process]