Immunodeficiency

HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping

HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping

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Each of these diagnoses has many implications for both nurses and patients. When combined, nurses need to anticipate that these patients may have greater psychosocial challenges.

New antifungal is as effective as existing drugs and with fewer adverse events

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A newly developed antifungal has proved as effective against invasive mold disease in cancer patients as the standardly used drug, voriconazole, with fewer side effects.

Cancer patients at increased risk for severe flu complications

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People with weakened immune systems due to cancer are at increased risk of severe complications from the influenza virus, according to experts.

Treating low immunoglobulin levels

Treating low immunoglobulin levels

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When is it necessary to treat a patient with low immunoglobulin levels?

Incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers two-fold higher for HIV-positive patients

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HIV-positive patients have a higher incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers. Specifically, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas occur more than twice as often among HIV-positive persons.

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