Abortive infection | definition of abortive infection by Medical dictionary
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an infection in which some or all viral components have been synthesized but no infective virus is produced. The situation may result from an infection with defective viruses or because the host cell is nonpermissive and prohibits replication of the particular virus. Also called nonproductive infection
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This repetitive cycle of abortive infection
, cell death, inflammation and recruitment of additional CD4 T cells to the infection "hot zone" ultimately destroys the immune system and causes AIDS.