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"compromised immune system"

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  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 10-15-09 | 12:29 PM
  • 'Splain please. I understand if somebody is ill or having chemo, but what about autoimmune disorders such as MS or RA? If a person has one of those are they considered to have a compomised immune system - or is that a whole different thing?
  • wymeg wymeg's Avatar 10-15-09 | 12:34 PM
  • I would think yes, but I am no Dr!
  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 10-15-09 | 12:40 PM
  • Yes-that person has a compromised immune system or yes-its a different issue?
  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 10-15-09 | 12:41 PM
  • My husband has MS. The disorder itself doesn't compromise his immune system, but the injections he gives himself do suppress his immune system, so he has to have all the vaccines.
  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 10-15-09 | 12:42 PM
  • And RA also does not suppress the immune system, but I believe some of the drugs used to treat it do, so I guess the long way around is people who have those conditions and treat them with regular medication do have suppressed immune systems.