coinfection(redirected from Co-infection)
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simultaneous infection by separate pathogens, as by hepatitis B and hepatitis D viruses.
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Examples Babesiosis/Lyme disease; syphilis/HIV
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coinfectionThe simultaneous presence of 2 or more infections, which may ↑ disease severity and duration
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Concurrent infection by two or more pathogens.
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Invasion of the body by two viruses at about the same time.
Mentioned in: Hepatitis D
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