Immunosuppression is an operation that suppresses immunological processes.
The medicine is generally relevant if unwanted immune responses are to be inhibited, as may be the case, for example, in autoimmune diseases, organ transplantation, or after tissue or severe allergic reactions.
The drugs that are used for hot immunosuppressants.
In addition, it may also for physical and mental stress in a reduction of immune parameters, such as the number of granulocytes, natural killer cells and T and B lymphocytes in the blood come. The immunosuppressive effect of stress could be detected in studies of psycho € immunology. In sports medicine, is the immunological gap after high athletic stress of the organism, are observed in the infectious diseases increasingly called open-window phenomenon.
Tumor cells can also be, for example, as a result of antigen shedding, causing immunosuppression.
A serious danger put Opportunistic pathogens dar. of immunosuppression
Weakening of the immune system may be a result of the immunosuppressive effect of ultraviolet B radiation which interferes with the T- cell-dependent immune response. An excessive UVB exposure of the skin promotes the development of malignant skin tumors such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and reduces the defense against pathogens such as bacteria, fungi or viruses significantly. Caused by parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and malaria be more severe and longer after UV exposure.