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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Clinical variables were also utilized, such as comorbidity presence, antiretroviral regular use, AIDS defining criteria, a cancer diagnose, opportunistic diseases.
Tenders are invited for Provide technical assistance (TA) to the Government of Kenya (GOK) and PEPFAR implementing partners in strengthening medical laboratory systems for diagnosis, management, and surveillance of HIV, TB and other related opportunistic diseases.
Analysis of CD8+T lymphocyte count of HIV+ cases and major opportunistic diseases reveals that maximum number of cases with pulmonary tuberculosis have CD8+T lymphocyte cell count less than 400[micro]l and the most of oral candidiasis cases have CD8+T lymphocytes cell count between (600-800)/[micro]l.
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).
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.
Patients experiencing morbidity from opportunistic diseases may have interruptions in antiretroviral therapy (ART) causing more rapid progression of HIV disease.
HIV leads to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the bodys immune system is attacked and compromised, making the patient vulnerable to opportunistic diseases that would ultimately lead to death.
Since 1981, about 78 million people have been infected by HIV, which destroys immune cells and leaves the body exposed to tuberculosis, pneumonia and other opportunistic diseases.
Incidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated opportunistic diseases and the effect of treatment on a cohort of 1115 patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus, 1989-1997.
TASHACK is more effective in reducing the high viral load, fighting opportunistic diseases but increases body immunity and leaves the body stronger.
From the physical pain of hunger to the eventual mental toll, the authors track the progression of severe malnutrition that leaves its victims vulnerable to opportunistic diseases.
These patients are accomplish every 3-4 months by quantification of viral load, CD4 T lymphocytes count and opportunistic diseases at the Integrated Nucleus of Health of the city of Maringa, Southern of Brazil.