opportunistic infection

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opportunistic infection

n.
An infection by a microorganism or virus that normally does not cause disease but becomes pathogenic when the body's immune system is impaired, as in AIDS patients.
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Noun1.opportunistic infection - 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)
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
aspergillosis - an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs
Translations
maladie opportuniste
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Before the study was altered, the outcome rates of opportunistic disease or death per 100 person-years were 3.
The decline was steeper for opportunistic disease events, but nonopportunistic disease became at least as significant if not more so at higher CD4 levels," Dr.
Even though HAART does facilitate partial immune reconstitution, the CD4 T cell nadir influences risk of opportunistic disease.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common co-infection in HIV+ people and can lead to serious and even fatal opportunistic disease of the eye, colon, esophagus, and brain.
Rates of opportunistic disease per 100 person-years of observation also fell, from 23 in 1996 to 8 in 2000 and 6 in 2002.
A majority of patients were hemophiliacs who had a lower baseline risk of opportunistic disease and better adherence to treatment than other risk groups, which prompted the investigators to suggest that "an effect of HAART on liver-related mortality may be less conspicuous in HIV/HCV-infected patients with different risk profiles.
TB is an opportunistic disease which is fast re-emerging as a significant health threat in both the United States and throughout the world.
In 2 studies that evaluated the effect of adjunctive IL-2 therapy in addition to ART for previously treatment-naive patients with HIV infection, baseline median numbers of circulating CD4+ cells increased significantly, but expansion of CD4+ T cells was not associated with the reduction in the risk for opportunistic diseases or death (8).
identify and describe the availability and sources of supply of medications and supplies needed for treatment of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and/or prophylaxis of opportunistic diseases and laboratory maintenance treatment (the presence of ART and the period for which formed the stock of drugs, medicines for the treatment and/or prevention of opportunistic diseases and the term for
Throughout much of their married lives, their health has been fragile and has impacted their ability to provide for themselves while dealing with recurring diarrhea and malaria, persistent coughs and a host of opportunistic diseases.
TASHACK is more effective in reducing the high viral load, fighting opportunistic diseases but increases body immunity and leaves the body stronger.