MANIFESTATIONS OF T-CELL DEFICIENCY
Patients with impaired T-cell function may develop the following:
Fungal infections: T-cell-deficient patients are typically susceptible to fungal infections.
- Pneumocystis giroveci causes interstitial pneumonia, which is pathognomonic for T-cell-deficiency
- Mucocutaneous infection with Candida
- Systemic infections with filamentous fungi (eg Aspergillus fumigatus)
- Meningitis or systemic infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans