chronic infection


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chron·ic in·fec·tion

(kron'ik in-fek'shŭn)
Any prolonged or persistent invasion of the body by pathogens.
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chronic infection

An infection having a protracted course.
See also: infection
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Chronic infections by viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C eventually take hold because they wear the immune system out, a phenomenon that immunologists describe as exhaustion.
To the Editor: Chronic infection of the coronary arteries by Chlamydia pneumoniae has been proposed as a heart disease risk factor (1).
Bacteria that lacked these enzymes were unable to establish a chronic infection in a mouse model.
We investigated the metabolic requirements of Mtb during acute and chronic infections and found that the gluconeogenic enzyme PEPCK is critical for both," said Erht.
Given the pattern of chronic infection and long-term shedding of virus in hantavirus-host associations (8,9,11), antibody is probably a good marker.
One drug, ribavirin, can lessen hantavirus symptoms if given early enough, but its usefulness in chronic infections remains unknown.
A day after infection, 11 out of 14 had more bacteria in their bladders than they had started with, and many went on to again develop chronic infections that lasted at least four weeks.
Their treatments are largely related to treating the underlying autoimmune condition or chronic infection or other diagnosis along with palliative symptom-based drug therapies.
According to him, Tuberculosis is a chronic infection caused by a bacterium referred to as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.
The chronic infection damages the gingiva (soft tissues around the teeth) tooth ligaments and the underlying bone.
Kenya is among the high-prevalence countries in Africa and Asia, where the rate of chronic infection exceeds eight percent, particularly in adults aged 25-44.Asia leads in prevalence rates of HBV in the general population and people who inject drugs.
T cell differentiation in chronic infection and cancer: functional adaptation or exhaustion?

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