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02 November 2022

Volume 31 | Issue 20

ISSN (Print): 0966-0461

ISSN (Online): 2052-2819

A brief guide to immunisation and the immunocompromised child or young person

During immunosuppression, the normal function of the immune system is inhibited. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, disrupt the normal function of the cell cycle, which consequently causes immunosuppression. Red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells are affected and diminished. Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are the most abundant leukocytes in the circulation, and are the first line of defence in the innate immune system (Rosales, 2018).

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