In these posts, Dr. Hamblin discusses the topic in much greater, clinical depth:
- Immunodeficiency in CLL 2 – In most patients with CLL
T cell numbers are increased.
- Immunodeficiency in CLL 3 – Another prominent and important factor in the suppression of lymphocyte and monocyte function and thus the occurrence of opportunistic infections is the use of corticosteroids.
- Immunodeficiency 4 – … the general rule is that patients continue to have a severe immunodeficiency after treatment and in many cases they also have more severe infections.