opportunistic infection

  1. any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs)
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How To Use opportunistic infection In A Sentence

  • All patients had prior opportunistic infections.
  • Of the 43 patients with an opportunistic infection, 36 had a predominance of nodules smaller than 1 cm in diameter.
  • It also serves as an entrée into seeking treatment for opportunistic infections and receiving antiretrovirals in the case of advanced HIV infection.
  • Diabetes predisposes the patient to fungus or other opportunistic infections involving the intracranial contents.
  • In staff training, the diagnosis of opportunistic infections and correct staging of disease are strongly emphasised.
  • Prevention of opportunistic infections could provide both individual and public-health benefits.
  • · Call on People Living With Aids to monitor availability of drugs to treat opportunistic infections (such as Diflucan for oral thrush and meningitis and medicine for TB or pneumonia) · Assertion of government commitment to work to lower cost of ANC Daily News Briefing
  • In those who are severely immunosuppressed the treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections remains important.
  • Histoplasmosis is the most prevalent endemic mycosis in the U.S. and a common opportunistic infection.
  • In 2007, 200,000 HIV-positive TB patients were enrolled on co-trimoxazole treatment to prevent opportunistic infections and 100,000 were on antiretroviral therapy. One-third of TB cases go undetected: WHO
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