Infected Infections

Infection

Meanings and phrases

infection

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n.
  1. the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  2. the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people; contagion
  3. (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound
  4. (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
  5. an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted; contagion; transmission
  6. moral corruption or contamination
  7. (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

Vincent 's infection

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n.
  1. an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane; Vincent's angina; trench mouth

cross infection

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n.
  1. an infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility; nonsocial infection

eye infection

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n.
  1. an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid; sty; stye; hordeolum

focal infection

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n.
  1. bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere

fungal infection

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n.
  1. an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus; mycosis
E.g.
  • The cause is typically a bacterial infection and less commonly a fungal infection.
  • Dermatophytes or yeast seen on a KOH test indicate the person has a fungal infection.
  • Tinea versicolor refers to a fungal infection of the skin caused by "Malassezia furfur".

locus of infection

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n.
  1. the specific site in the body where an infection originates

lower respiratory infection

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n.
  1. infection of the lower respiratory tract

nonsocial infection

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n.
  1. an infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility; cross infection

opportunistic infection

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n.
  1. 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)

protozoal infection

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n.
  1. any infection caused by a protozoan

respiratory infection

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n.
  1. any infection of the respiratory tract; respiratory tract infection

respiratory tract infection

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n.
  1. any infection of the respiratory tract; respiratory infection

risk of infection

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n.
  1. the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred; risk
E.g.
  • Costs associated with these donations include pain and risk of infection.
  • As with all surgery, arthroscopic labral reconstruction has a small risk of infection.
  • BV may increase the risk of infection with or reactivation of human papillomavirus (HPV).

staphylococcal infection

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n.
  1. an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation

tapeworm infection

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n.
  1. intestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm; usually the result of eating inadequately cooked meat or fish

throat infection

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n.
  1. an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus; streptococcal sore throat; strep throat; streptococcus tonsilitis; septic sore throat

upper respiratory infection

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n.
  1. infection of the upper respiratory tract

urinary tract infection

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n.
  1. any infection of any of the organs of the urinary tract

venereal infection

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n.
  1. a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact; venereal disease; VD; social disease; Cupid's itch; Cupid's disease; Venus's curse; dose; sexually transmitted disease; STD

viral infection

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n.
  1. infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans; virus infection
E.g.
  • He died a few hours later, doctors diagnosing a viral infection.
  • Gargling is practiced in Japan for perceived prevention of viral infection.
  • In March 2017 Ogris was struck by a viral infection which affected his kidney, liver, heart and brain.

virus infection

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n.
  1. infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans; viral infection
E.g.
  • It is used for treatment of hepatitis B and herpes simplex virus infection.
  • Patients must be tested for hepatitis B virus infection prior to prescription.
  • Their work led to the understanding that both proteins are necessary for influenza A and B virus infection and replication.

bacterial infection

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E.g.
  • They are usually caused by a bacterial infection.
  • Septic arthritis is due to a bacterial infection to the joint.
  • The diseases are caused by specific types of bacterial infection.

tract infection

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E.g.
  • This causes a urinary tract infection.
  • This can lead to upper respiratory tract infection and sometimes requires tracheostomy to relieve the symptom.
  • In 2012, the top three deadly diseases were HIV/AIDS, lower respiratory tract infection, and diarrheal diseases.

infection rates

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E.g.
  • They have been shown to be effective in reducing infection rates in both men and women.
  • There are potentially 23 genes that may have mechanistic roles of this skin infection, and 21 show significant differences in infection rates, especially among children.
  • Studies on raccoons in the Southeast yielded infection rates ranging from 15% in 1992. to 47% in 2009 In Armadillos from Louisiana prevalence ranged from 1% in 1991 to 28% in 1988.

lung infection

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E.g.
  • He died of a lung infection in Altenburg on April 12, 1809.
  • An autopsy revealed that he was suffering from a lung infection.
  • Deng died on 19 February 1997, aged 92 from a lung infection and Parkinson's disease.

prevent infection

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E.g.
  • Their use in surgical procedures is to help prevent infection of incisions.
  • Moldy bread, honey and copper salts were also used to prevent infection from dirt in burns.
  • Antibiotics are also used to prevent infection in cases of neutropenia particularly cancer-related.
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