Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

Is a myeloproliferative disorder patient classified as immunocompromised?

User rating for this question
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 9396 Questions
Is a patient who has myeloproliferative disorder classified as "immunocompromised"
Posted Sun, 9 Mar 2014 in Cancer
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Not all myeloproliferative disorders result in IC Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. Myeloproliferative disorder is a broad term and has numerous conditions under the category. As your question is quite general and not precise, the answer to your question would be that some conditions under the category of myeloproliferative disorders can result in immune deficiency, but not all. But if you state the exact disorder that you or the individual diagnosed with a myeloproliferative disorder, I would be able to reply more accurately to your question sir. I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help. Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Is a myeloproliferative disorder patient classified as immunocompromised? 9 hours later
Thank you for your response. I regret that I can provide no more information about the conditions than that they are overlap myeloproliferative/myelodysplasticity disorder with monoclonal B lymphocytosis and monoclonal gammopathy If these disorders need not result in the patient being immunocompromised then would someone who was severely malnourished, had recovered from pneumonia a few weeks earlier and had diabetes 2 be likely to be immunocompromised? Again, I regret that I have little more information to add and I appreciate that this may make it difficult to give a precise answer.
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 7 hours later
Brief Answer: You did/do have an immunopromised state Detailed Answer: Hello once again sir. Do not worry about it sir. The information you just provided me is actually more than enough to tell you whether or not you could be immunocompromised. Pneumonia is the most common infection/complication listed in all literature relating to myeloproliferative disorders leading to an immunocompromised state. So it is quite clear that you were and possibly still are in an immunocompromised state. I hope this information helps you sir. Do not worry about not being able to provide me with enough information, doctors are trained to work with whatever information they can get, whether sufficient or not. Best wishes sir.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Oncologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor