Infections in the Immunocompromised Patient

Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

Risk for Invasive Mold Infections in People with Immunosuppression After Hurricane Harvey

An investigation into mold exposures after Hurricane Harvey demonstrated that immunosuppressed adult residents were exposed to mold and water-damaged areas and many did not wear respiratory protection equipment or other personal protective equipment (PPE), according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Researchers conducted interviews with a convenience sample of residents…

Type of EBV-Infected Cells Valuable in Diagnosis of Hematologic Disease

Determining the type of cell infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) proves to be a valuable tool for improving the differential diagnosis of hematologic disease with concurrent EBV infection, according to study results published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. EBV is a herpesvirus that infects approximately 90% of the population…

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Infection Control and Prevention Strategies for Patients With Cancer

Infection control and prevention (ICP) strategies represent an integral part of care for patients with oncologic diseases. Although the relevant guidelines often include established practices such as hand hygiene, barrier isolation, control of air quality, prevention of device-related infections, and prophylactic antifungal and antibiotic use, there are currently no consensus recommendations pertaining to ICP strategies…