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Common causes of immune suppression

These are the common disorders that lead to immune suppression and the opportunistic organisms that become invasive in such case .
Neutropenia :
 * Cytotoxic drugs
* Agranulocytosis.
* Acute leukaemia.

 T cell defect  ± B cell defect : 
* Lymphoma
* Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
* Immuno suppressive drugs.
* HIV
 
 Disturbed antibody production:
* Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
* Multiple myeloma.

Organisms  ( opportunistic) 
Fungal (Aspergillus fumigatus)
C.M.V.
T.B, mycobactrium avium
Pneumocystis carinii, actinomycosis israeli.
Other organisms e.g staph, strept or H. influenza.
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Tamer Mobarak

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