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Immuno compromisation

  1. Jan 17, 2008 #1
    What are the negative effects that could happen to an immuno-compromised person? Could a temporarily immuno-compromised person live in a bubble/sterile room whatever and probably definetly be fine?
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  3. Jan 17, 2008 #2
    Is NFKappaB/what made the mice younger a gene or a protein?
  4. Jan 18, 2008 #3
    Without immunity, any bacterium that's harmless to a healthy person could potentially kill the immuno-compromised individual.

    If temporarily compromised, staying in a bubble could provide protection, but is not guaranteed. I believe most people who had leukemia or myeloma and had undergone treatments that compromised their immunities are required to stay in a sterile room until further notice.
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