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infectious, capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of pathogens.
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Capable of transmitting an infection.
Synonym(s): infectious (2)
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Capable of producing infection; infectious.

in·fec′tive·ness, in′fec·tiv′i·ty n.
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1. Capable of being transmitted by infection, with or without actual contact.
2. Caused by infection of the body by pathogenic organisms; not a synonym for contagious.
Synonym(s): contagion.
Synonym(s): infective.
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Capable of causing INFECTION.
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Capable of transmitting an infection.
Synonym(s): infectious (2) .
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Patient discussion about infective

Q. Yeast infection in bloodstream How to get rid of yeast infection systemically.

A. there are several treatments and medications against systemic fungal infections, yeasts included. but in order to get treated you have to go through a proper diagnosis and a Dr. should check what kind of fungus you are having and prescribe the medication that fits it. me throwing all sort of medication names won't give you anything. this has to be checked out with a blood test and a culture.

Q. Is this an infection or pregnancy? I am worried with the white odorless mucus discharge. My hubby and I are also trying for baby. I have browsed the web and found that this could be possible infection also. Is this an infection or pregnancy?

A. It’s a cervical discharge and mucus secreted may be majorly a sign of pregnancy. I too had the same symptom but was tested positive for pregnancy. At times it may be a normal vaginal discharge. Generally it will be a yeast infection. Just check for your body temperature changes as it indicates good for you. Your mucus will be like raw egg white, the more thick more chances for positive. Keep a check on these factors. I shall suggest you to visit the doctor to confirm the same instead of making your own conclusions.

Q. What are the symptoms of salmonella infection?

A. Dehydration is the principal clinical concern. The incubation period – the time between ingestion of Salmonella bacteria and the onset of illness – varies from six to 72 hours.Salmonella can cause three different kinds of illness: gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, and bacteremia.Symptoms of Salmonella gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting.In mild cases diarrhea may be non-bloody, occur several times per day, and not be very voluminous; in severe cases it may be frequent, bloody and/or mucoid, and of high volume. Fever generally occurs in the 100°F to 102°F (38°C to 39°C) range. Vomiting is less common than diarrhea. Headaches, myalgias (muscle pain), and arthralgias (joint pain) are often reported as well.Whereas the diarrhea typically lasts 24 to 72 hours, patients often report fatigue and other nonspecific symptoms lasting 7 days or longer. For the full article:

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The frequency of infective endocarditis complicating the course of the disease was found to be 34.6%.
Michael Silverman said, "Although our observations do not support our hypothesis that the loss of controlled-release oxycodone increased the use of hydromorphone, they do support our suspicion that hydromorphone may be playing a role in the increasing risk of infective endocarditis."
Antiplatelet therapy, a commonly used preventive strategy in other thromboembolic diseases, had been applied in the management of infective endocarditis.[11],[12] There are many studies conducted to evaluate the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy in infective endocarditis.[25] However, to the best of our knowledge, only one large prospective, randomized, double-blinded controlled trial reported until today.
An unusual presentation of an unusual disease: infective endocarditis: a case report and review of the literature.
There is a strong need to convey current recommendations for antibiotic use in dental conditions and procedures and for prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in a clear and concise manner to dentists and dental students.
Infective keratitis is a leading cause of ocular morbidity and the commonest cause of unilateral blindness worldwide especially in low-socioeconomic settings.
Patients with infective endocarditis complicated by left ventricular pseudoaneurysm have high mortality and morbidity; this condition is very rare and is more difficult to treat compared to classic infective endocarditis; therefore, prompt surgical correction is usually the treatment of choice [5].
Almirante et al., "Neurological complications of infective endocarditis: risk factors, outcome, and impact of cardiac surgery: a multicenter observational study," Circulation, vol.
have the appropriate risk factors [for infective endocarditis], do they really need to go for this echo?" Dr.
Right-sided Infective endocarditis should be considered in any patient with fever, respiratory symptoms (Especially Multilobar consolidation), immunosuppressed background and staphylococcal septicaemia in absence of signs of systemic embolisation seen in left-sided IE.
The objective of the present study was therefore to establish a baseline for the infective capacity of the South-American species C.