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multiple infection

An infection by two or more pathogens.


manifold; occurring in various parts of the body at once.

multiple alleles
see allele.
multiple birth
more than one offspring in a gestation and parturition.
multiple causation
a disease in which a combination, or alternative combinations, of causes, are required to produce it. Called also multifactorial etiology.
surgical instruments, e.g. heavy duty emasculators, ecraseurs in which each jaw has more than one crushing surface, mounted one behind the other, each successive surface coming into contact with its counterpart as increasing pressure is applied to the handles of the instrument.
multiple endochondromas
multiple fission
a method of reproduction in protozoa. See schizogony.
multiple infection
simultaneous infection with more than one virus or a combination of virus and bacteria may be caused by one agent lowering resistance to the other. There may be synergism between the agents.
multiple least squares regression
the major method of analysis used to sort through a large number of potential risk factors permitting the examination of one factor while the other factors in the regression equation are held mathematically constant.
multiple limb defects
patients with more than one congenital limb defect.
multiple myeloma
see multiple myeloma.
multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
in critical care medicine, a state in which intervention is required to maintain homeostasis. Called also MODS.
multiple ovulation
an important feature in the technique of embryo transfer. See superovulation.
multiple pregnancies
twins, triplets and more in usually uniparous species.
multiple regression
an analytical method which determines the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables.
multiple risk
situations in which more than one risk factor for a disease is present and their combined presence contributes to an increased risk.
multiple suckling
when a cow accepts more calves to suckle than her own; a system for foster-rearing of orphan or purchased calves.
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The proportion of host gut cells with multiple infections increased drastically with the total number of infected cells per host (Pearson correlation (both variables [log.
Larval trematodes parasitizing Lymnaea stagnalis appressa Say in Ontario with emphasis on multiple infections.
Although multiple infections with the same or different parasites have been reported (more commonly Giardiasis and Strongyloidiasis), simultaneous infections occur with less frequency, making the data on them scant.
Concordant 251 HPV HR/HC2 (+/+) 163 Single infection 116 HSIL (47), LSIL HPV-16 (37), HPV-18 (54), ASCUS (15) (2), other types (c) (77) Multiple infections 47 HSIL (18), LSIL HPV-16 and other types (c) (23); HPV-18 and other types (c) (4); (24), ASCUS (5) HPV-16, HPV-18 and other types (c) (3); HPV HR/HC2 (-/-) 88 other types (c) (17) Discordant 29 HPV HR/HC2 (+/-) 15 Single infection 14 HSIL (3), LSIL HPV-16 (2), HPV-18 (6), ASCUS (5) (1), other types (c) (11) Multiple infections 1 HSIL (0), LSIL HPV-18 and other HPV HR/HC2 (-/+) 14 (1), ASCUS (0) types (c) (1) Abbreviations: ASCUS, atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance; HSIL, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion; LSIL, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.
Table 5: Prevalence of multiple infections in children from the sampled schools Multiple infections (combination Number of Percentage of of two or three infections) children prevalence of infected parasitic infections G.
Owing to high prevalence of multiple infections (nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, protozoa) in the Afghan community, it seems that a mass deworming campaign with single-dose chemotherapy (albendazole 400 mg or mebendazole 500 mg) may prove ineffective in eradicating intestinal parasites in the local population.
Influenza A viruses dual and multiple infections with other respiratory viruses and risk of hospitalisation and mortality.
We found that these two pathogens co-occur in ticks more frequently than expected, resulting in enhanced human exposure to multiple infections," says Wasser, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology.
Leishman feared he was going to lose his wife last month - she fell seriously ill with pneumonia and multiple infections, was induced into a coma, and Marc was told she had a five percent chance of survival.
Table I shows the total number of infected cases, single infections of 100 males and 71 females multiple infections of 78 males and 28 females.
His family is concerned about his health, saying he has high blood pressure, multiple infections and back issues on top of the stress of imprisonment.
Good hygiene care can help prevent multiple infections and early initiation of breast feeding within the first hour can particularly help prevent deaths.

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