focal infection


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fo·cal in·fec·tion

an old term that distinguishes local infections (focal) from generalized infections (sepsis).

focal infection

n.
A bacterial infection localized in a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils, that may spread to another part of the body.

fo·cal in·fec·tion

(fō'kăl in-fek'shŭn)
Local infection that can serve as a source of disseminated or metastatic infection.

fo·cal in·fec·tion

(fō'kăl in-fek'shŭn)
Local infection that can serve as a source of disseminated or metastatic infection.
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Mild clinical signs in per-oral route observed in present controlled study were destruction of wall less MG by enzymes in gastro intestinal tract however, little portion escaped from enzymatic degradation caused focal infection.
Focal infections by these microorganisms require surgery or extensive antimicrobial treatments.
8[degrees]C or higher, 2) had cough, coryza, malaise, headache, rhinorrhea and/ or myalgias, 3) had a symptom duration of 48 hours or less, 4) absence of signs and symptoms of focal Infection (sore throat, painful cervical lymhadenopathy, exudative tonsillopharyngitis, purulant nasal discharge).
Unsuspected or 'occult' bacteremia in children 3 to 36 months of age has been reported in up to 4% of febrile infants and toddlers without evidence of toxicity or focal infection.
However, the Germans made a big study of focal infections.
The mortality rate associated with NTS focal infections is high, in the order of 30% in published series, particularly in the case of meningitis, when it approaches 50%.
Another cause of illness in people with chronic Lyme disease is dental focal infections, which are caused by root canals and infected dental cavitations.
Treatment is indicated for immunocompromised hosts and persons with septicemia and focal infections.
This is also true for other focal infections such as dental abscesses.
focal infections, including septic arthritis, pneumonia, peritonitis, and cutaneous abscess.
Geographically focal infections that pose high risk to HIV-infected persons include visceral leishmaniasis and several fungal infections (e.