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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The problem is when a chronic low-grade infection is present in the body it can be difficult to detect (due to low bacterial blood counts) and diagnose and prescribe the appropriate drug.
Only five have been declared for the horses were wrong with a low-grade infection during December, but they're fine now and the weather hasn't been too much of a problem.
The winner, the first horse Tregoning has trained for Kirsten Rausing, was one of the few inmates at Kingwood House not to succumb to the low-grade infection, which showed itself with poor test results rather than an outward indication of ill-health.
Sublimity, a top price 16-1 with Stan James andWilliam Hill to win the Smurfit Kappa-sponsored prize on March 10, was found to have a low-grade infection after finishing fourth behind Brave Inca in the Toshiba Irish Champion Hurdle last month.
But he was withdrawn two days before the race with a low-grade infection.
Morris said: "Boss Doyle pulled a shoulder muscle in Sunday's race and he is also suffering from a low-grade infection.
It's a low-grade infection, and most of the horses in my yard have had it at one time or another this season, but he had avoided it up until now.
The hardy bacteria could then cause low-grade infections in the digestive tracks of susceptible people.
Improper cleaning and disinfection or none at all can result in the buildup of large numbers of disease-producing organisms which may result in chronic low-grade infections with losses in productivity or an occasional major disease outbreak and mortality.
Now, the researchers speculate that low-grade infections may result in more subtle effects, such as odd behavior and IQ dips.
A series of low-grade infections cause the lymph nodes to become overloaded and silt up, resulting in reduced ability to combat further infection.
They've understood the problems I've had this season with low-grade infections - I hate the word virus because it confuses people.

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