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
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maladie opportuniste
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But their relationship goes from rosy to risky when they're kept apart by the likelihood of cross-infection, especially since Will has been found to have a pneumonia-causing opportunistic pathogen in his immunocompromised lungs.
Cronobacter sakazakii is a motile, gram-negative, rodshaped opportunistic pathogen of the family Enterbacteriaceae (1).
MTB is the most common opportunistic pathogen after organ transplantation with a high risk of mortality.5 The prevalence of MTB has been reported from 0.5-15% depending upon endemic areas.6 Marouane et al., tested 153 samples on GeneXpertA(r)MTB/RIF.
Cytomegalovirus is a common opportunistic pathogen in patients who have undergone solid organ transplantation.
cloacae are act as opportunistic human pathogens; This organism is an opportunistic pathogen, which means that the disease targets compromised patients such as the young, old, or those that have a severe disease such as human immunodeficiency virus (1).
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections are increasingly seen in immunocompromised patients, as it is an opportunistic pathogen with low virulence (1).
Rhizobium radiobacter as an opportunistic pathogen in central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection: case report and review.
"There is a general lack of understanding about how communities of bacteria, like the opportunistic pathogen P.
The presence, as an opportunistic pathogen, is due to the conditions of the aquatic environment and stress, as reported by Burr et al.
Brooke, "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: an emerging global opportunistic pathogen," Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Key words: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, mortality, coliform bacteria, biofilm, opportunistic pathogen, tobramycin, avian, Humboldt penguin, Spheniscus humboldti

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