superinfection

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su·per·in·fec·tion

 (so͞o′pər-ĭn-fĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of superinfecting a cell or organism.
2. An infection following a previous infection, especially when caused by microorganisms that have become resistant to the antibiotics used earlier.

superinfection

(ˌsuːpərɪnˈfɛkʃən)
n
(Pathology) an infection that occurs after, or in addition to, an earlier infection

su•per•in•fec•tion

(ˈsu pər ɪnˌfɛk ʃən)

n.
infection by a parasitic microorganism during treatment for another infection.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superinfection - infection that occurs while you are being treated for another infection
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
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su·per·in·fec·tion

n. superinfección, infección subsecuente producida gen. por un microorganismo diferente que ocurre durante el curso de una infección presente.
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Because these wounds lack the necessary GFs for healing; they are often difficult to heal and are frequently complicated by super-infection.
Potentially harmful aspects of such inappropriate antibiotic combinations include the emergence of resistant bacteria, super-infection, risks of toxic and allergic reactions and increased the cost of therapy.
It must also be remembered that co-infection or super-infection can occur.
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11) Two epidemiological patterns with different outcomes including co-infection (20% of cases) and super-infection (80% of cases) have been described for HDV infection.
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It is hypothesized that, reduced cell mediated immunity plays a role in reactivation of latent TB or super-infection with TB in MB patients.
If super-infection occurs, discontinue use and institute alternative therapy.