focal infection


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focal infection

n.
A bacterial infection localized in a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils, that may spread to another part of the body.

focal infection

n
(Pathology) a bacterial infection limited to a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils or a gland
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.focal infection - bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
nidus, focal point, focus - a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"
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Although bone-anchored devices are usually well tolerated, the skin around the abutment of the device can develop local wound problems, such as granulation tissue and focal infection.
enterica serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidis) remain a common cause of bloodstream and focal infection in sub-Saharan Africa for adults with HIV infection and children with HIV, malaria, and malnutrition.
All they showed that rapid influenza testing for the evaluation of febrile young infants without signs of focal infection during influenza season decreases the need for additional investigations and reduces the length of stay in the emergency department, the use of antibiotic treatment and unnecessary hospitalizations (2-5).
The first QPX-positive FL notata clam (7 wk postdeployment) displayed a light focal infection in the mantle (Fig.
Before the development of modern periodontal treatments, may teeth were extracted prophylactically because of the focal infection therapy[2].
Of these, the most important was focal infection or focal sepsis, the doctrine that bacteria could furtively attack vulnerable parts of the body, proliferate, and infuse the bloodstream with dangerous toxins.
As well as septicaemia or focal infection, such as septic arthritis.