low-grade infection


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low-grade infection

Etymology: ME, lah + L, gradus, degree, inficere, to stain
a subacute or chronic infection with mild fever and no pus production.

low-grade infection

A loosely used term for a subacute or chronic infection with only mild inflammation and without pus formation.
See also: infection
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Chronic arthritis progresses slowly and can be a result of a low-grade infection within the body.
Also, a low-grade infection may not cause symptoms, signaling a need for attention.
Even seemingly innocuous viruses may taint files and make the computer more likely to crash--like a long-lasting, low-grade infection.
Breakfast-time talk was of the low-grade infection that caused Kauto Star to bleed in the King George, but by tea-time it has moved up a stage to viruses.
Jackdaws Castle is without a winner in 24 runners since the end of November, and Barry Simpons, racing manager to Exotic Dancer's owner, Sir Robert Ogden, said: "There is a low-grade infection in the yard, and that is a concern.
One Cool Cat was found to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat after the race and a routine scope revealed a low-grade infection.
Traditionally, people have considered [periodontal disease] to be a low-grade infection that was pretty self-limiting," says periodontist Steven Offenbacher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Further investigation, including blood tests, showed Kauto Star to be suffering from inflammation and a low-grade infection, for which he was given a course of antibiotics and placed on the easy list.
The results suggest that some kids fail to quash an adenovirus infection, continuing instead with a low-grade infection that leads to chronic breathing problems.
McCoy's suitability to Kauto Star had been questioned by owner Clive Smith before news broke that the horse was suffering from a low-grade infection, and yesterday he feared he was about to suffer another setback.
Male carriers can reinfect women and keep a chronic low-grade infection simmering even after a woman has had antibiotics.
Now researchers find evidence that a low-grade infection with the Hantaan virus -- while not causing such dramatic symptoms as the acute form -- may be taking a toll on U.

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