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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Out of the 100 patients in our study population, the episode of opportunistic infection in 74 patients were treated successfully.
Results: Tuberculosis was most common opportunistic infection recorded and the prevalence rate was 22.19%.
Put simply, an "opportunistic infection" is an infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans.
described 16 patients with HIV from Spain who had visceral leishmaniasis (VL) as opportunistic infection. (9)
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Among them 35% of the death in this group of people were due to Respiratory causes, closely followed by Hepatic causes constituting 27%, Central nervous system involvement excluding TBM constitute 14%, other opportunistic infections were 7%, Haematological causes were 4%, Gastrointestinal 4%, Renal causes were 3%, Cardiovascular 2%, other systemic infections 2% and Miscellaneous causes of death were 2% (Table 1) (Figure 1).
The patient was positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but he had no history of opportunistic infections. He recalled no specific tick or insect bite, and he denied any knowledge of contact with rabbits or rabbit meat, the primary vectors in zoonotic transmission.
Opportunistic Infections (OIs] and associated complications account for a considerable proportion of mortality in such patients.
Tuberculosis (37.09%) was the most common laboratory documented opportunistic infection observed in our study [4,14,15] followed by candidiasis (3.22%) and TBM (1.6%).
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are major causes of opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients.
(5.) NACO-Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Indian Spectrum of opportunistic infection in AIDS in India specialists Training and Reference Module.
However, larger studies indicated that this strategy was actually potentially harmful, as people taking an STI were more likely to experience an opportunistic infection and disease progression compared to those continuing on a HAART regimen.