acute infection

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a·cute in·fec·tion

(ă-kyūt in-fek'shŭn)
A long- or short-lived severe infection of sudden onset.

acute infection

An infection that appears suddenly and may be of brief or prolonged duration.
See also: infection
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Giving HAART during the acute infection may protect CD4 helper cells, which are "knocked out" in the acute phase.
A probable acute infection was defined according to manufacturer's instruction as having a sample:calibrator absorbance ratio of IgM [greater than or equal] 1.0.
A continuum from acute infection to chronic disease exists, and each stage is an opportunity to prevent or minimize an avoidable fraction of chronic disease- that resulting from infectious disease.
During viral infection, high levels of virus-specific T cells are found in acute infection, falling below detectable limits as the viral load decreases and reappearing in chronic infections during episodes of transient viremia.
The immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibody against WNV, if it had been present, would have been useful in that IgG antibody in the absence of IgM antibody is indicative of past rather than acute infection.
suggestions are allowed for participants offering schrotostate from areas unsuccessful for acute infection diseases (asf).
Typical symptoms in case of acute infection are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever and jaundice.
For instance, some amino acids, including arginine and glutamine, fall during acute infection but return to nearly baseline levels in chronic infections in the host, and there are parallel changes in amino acids in the malaria cells.
The risk of developing chronic HBV infection decreases with age and only five percent of adults who get an acute infection will be at risk of developing liver cirrhosis and cancer.By comparison, infected infants and children under five have a 90 and 30 percent chance of developing chronic disease, respectively.
Cornell University's School of Veterinary Medicine has developed much more specific tests that can tell if your dog has an acute infection, was vaccinated for Lyme, or has a low-grade chronic infection (see August 2018, "Lyme Disease Detection").
Meningococcemia is the acute infection of the bloodstream caused by the Neisseria meningitides bacteria, which is transmitted by respiratory droplets from the nose and throat of infected persons.
When an acute infection occurs, the immune response is to create an iron-deficient environment, which causes the bacteria to increase iron intake.

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