Critical illness causes immune dysfunction

One of the earliest pieces of evidence that there was an immune defect in critically ill patients was provided by the delayed rejection of allografts or xenografts by severely burned patients. It is now well known that patients who do not succumb early as a direct result of critical illness, be it trauma, burn, or hemorrhage, have a high late mortality from sepsis, and this is attributed to defective immune function amongst other factors ( M§.D.D.!£k..„1993). Studies have demonstrated that shocked animals have a reduced ability to clear a bacterial challenge compared with normal animals, and this lasts for many days after trauma or hemorrhage. This immune defect extends beyond that of resistance to infection, as animals subjected to major trauma also exhibit reduced tumoricidal activity.

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