polymicrobial

polymicrobial

 [pol″e-mi-kro´be-al] (polymicrobic [pol″e-mi-kro´bik]) marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial

/poly·mi·cro·bi·al/ (-mi-kro´be-al) marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial

[-mīkrō′bē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, mikros, small, bios, life
pertaining to a number of species of microbes.

polymicrobial

adjective Referring to many different spp of 'bugs' in a specimen which, in lab lingo, refers to a menagerie of bacteria

pol·y·mi·cro·bi·al

(polē-mī-krōbē-ăl)
Denotes disease state involving multiple species of microorganisms.

polymicrobial, polymicrobic

marked by the presence of several species of microorganisms.
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Ginsenoside Rgl improved survival in polymicrobial sepsis by suppressing inflammatory responses and cell death (Zou et al.
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CIDTs have the potential to improve estimates of disease burden because 1) they may be more sensitive than culture, 2) their relative ease of use may increase the number of patients tested, 3) they may enable detection of organisms for which there are currently no practical laboratory tests, and 4) they may increase the ability to detect polymicrobial infections.
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It gives a visual read on the degree of polymicrobial infection and congestion of the matrix.
Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a rapidly spreading polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis affecting the perineum, scrotum, and penis in men, but it has also been described in women and children.
Enterococcus faecalis 1 Escherichia coli 9 Clostridium perfringens 1 Polymicrobial contaminated sample ([dagger]) Total 29 6 5 MALDI-TOF direct blood culture ID results and Biotyper score Unreliable No Peaks ID (<1.
Infectious spondylodiscitis can be seen in the causative microorganisms that a single microorganism is generally involved, despite the occurrence of polymicrobial infections, particularly in the context of decubitus ulcers, chronic debility, and immunosuppression (4,6).
The breadth of coverage provided by RPPs becomes important when considering the implications of potentially cohorting a patient with a polymicrobial infection together with other patients already suffering from infection with one pathogen.
19) Type I necrotizing fasciitis is usually polymicrobial while type II infection is usually related to group A hemolytic streptococci or Staphylococcus aureus.
Two patients had polymicrobial infections with Enterobacter cloacae, Morganella morganii, Enterococcus, and alphahemolytic Streptococcus (Table 1).
The grant, which renews a previous $12 million five-year NIAID-funded research program, represents a new direction for the research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as the outcome of complex interactions between the host genetics, the urogenital polymicrobial microbiome, and the pathogen's unique genetics.