Immune deficiency

The immune system is the body's defence against infection. Its effectiveness can be limited by diseases - such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis- or by the effects of medication - such as anti-rejection therapy in cases of organ transplant. A deficient immune system may impact on the ability to mix with other people due to a higher infection risk, or cause low energy levels and fatigue.

Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.

Case law

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