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infectious, capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of pathogens.


Capable of transmitting an infection.
Synonym(s): infectious (2)


/in·fec·tive/ (in-fek´tiv)
1. capable of producing infection.
2. infectious (1).


Capable of producing infection; infectious.

in·fec′tive·ness, in′fec·tiv′i·ty n.


1. Capable of being transmitted by infection, with or without actual contact.
2. Caused by infection of the body by pathogenic organisms; not a synonym for contagious.
Synonym(s): contagion.
Synonym(s): infective.


Capable of causing INFECTION.


Capable of transmitting an infection.
Synonym(s): infectious (2) .


infectious, capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of pathogens.

infective bulbar necrosis

Patient discussion about infective

Q. Yeast infection in bloodstream How to get rid of yeast infection systemically.

A. there are several treatments and medications against systemic fungal infections, yeasts included. but in order to get treated you have to go through a proper diagnosis and a Dr. should check what kind of fungus you are having and prescribe the medication that fits it. me throwing all sort of medication names won't give you anything. this has to be checked out with a blood test and a culture.

Q. Is this an infection or pregnancy? I am worried with the white odorless mucus discharge. My hubby and I are also trying for baby. I have browsed the web and found that this could be possible infection also. Is this an infection or pregnancy?

A. It’s a cervical discharge and mucus secreted may be majorly a sign of pregnancy. I too had the same symptom but was tested positive for pregnancy. At times it may be a normal vaginal discharge. Generally it will be a yeast infection. Just check for your body temperature changes as it indicates good for you. Your mucus will be like raw egg white, the more thick more chances for positive. Keep a check on these factors. I shall suggest you to visit the doctor to confirm the same instead of making your own conclusions.

Q. What are the symptoms of salmonella infection?

A. Dehydration is the principal clinical concern. The incubation period – the time between ingestion of Salmonella bacteria and the onset of illness – varies from six to 72 hours.Salmonella can cause three different kinds of illness: gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, and bacteremia.Symptoms of Salmonella gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting.In mild cases diarrhea may be non-bloody, occur several times per day, and not be very voluminous; in severe cases it may be frequent, bloody and/or mucoid, and of high volume. Fever generally occurs in the 100°F to 102°F (38°C to 39°C) range. Vomiting is less common than diarrhea. Headaches, myalgias (muscle pain), and arthralgias (joint pain) are often reported as well.Whereas the diarrhea typically lasts 24 to 72 hours, patients often report fatigue and other nonspecific symptoms lasting 7 days or longer. For the full article:

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About 30 percent of people with infective endocarditis die and most will require surgery for replacement of the infected heart valve with a metal or animal valve," said Dr Petersen.
Infective endocarditis is predominantly seen in patients with cardiac valve lesions or in cases of drug addiction.
Successful manufacturing of medical devices with anti infective surfaces that provide sustained resistance to bacterial adherence, enhance the healthy tissue integration, and improve compatibility with host defense mechanisms and will result in the prevention of medical device-related infections, thereby improving health care.
This case is thought to be important in respect to indicating that infective endocarditis can be present unexpectedly and that unless there are any other reasons, every patient applying to hospital for an embolic phenomenon should be assessed by taking infective endocarditis into consideration.
The study included all patients who underwent a TEE to rule out infective endocarditis during September 2001-August 2002.
Group A samples showed histologic features of infective endocarditis consisting of vegetations or polymorphonuclear leukocyte rich valvular inflammation.
The findings support early surgical treatment of infective endocarditis, particularly in patients who fail to respond satisfactorily to medical treatment.
Much of the innovations and developments relating to infective endocarditis were made by physicians in Europe, particularly in France (Appendix).
Influence of human immunodeficiency virus 1 infection and degree of immunosuppression in the clinical characteristics and outcome of infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users.
Anecdotal reports suggest that heavy exposures occurred during the harvesting and processing of infected rabbit body organs, spraying of infective organ mixtures onto bait, and distribution of these infective baits by air and ground over 136,000 hectares (340,000 acres).
who prospectively examined all cases of infective endocarditis in the Netherlands over a 2-year period (6).