Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient


January 23rd, 2009 - January 23rd, 2012
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours

Description

According to the National Institutes of Health, immunodeficiency disorders may affect any part of the immune system. Most commonly, such a condition occurs when specialized white blood cells called T or B lymphocytes (or both) do not work as well as they should, or when the body doesn't produce enough antibodies. This activity is supported in part by educational grants from Merck and Astellas.
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Dates and Times

End Date: 1/23/2012

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to: 1.) Assess factors that determine the degree of immunosuppression in a patient and correlate the net state of immunosuppression with risk for infection. 2.) Recognize common clinical syndromes associated with opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. 3.) Identify therapeutic options for the management of common opportunistic infections.

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Accreditation

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.