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infectious, capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of pathogens.


Capable of transmitting an infection.
Synonym(s): infectious (2)


/in·fec·tive/ (in-fek´tiv)
1. capable of producing infection.
2. infectious (1).


Capable of producing infection; infectious.

in·fec′tive·ness, in′fec·tiv′i·ty n.


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.


Capable of causing INFECTION.


Capable of transmitting an infection.
Synonym(s): infectious (2) .


infectious, capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of pathogens.

infective bulbar necrosis

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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Even though infective endocarditis is rare in children, it is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality.
The diagnosis of infective endocarditis may utilize the Modified Duke Criteria which takes into account a patient's history, physical exam, blood culture results, and imaging.
Modified Dukes criteria and transesophageal echoecardiography has enhanced early detection of infective endocarditis but patients are still at high risk of severe morbidity and mortality.
About 30 percent of people with infective endocarditis die and most will require surgery for replacement of the infected heart valve with a metal or animal valve," said Dr Petersen.
Infective endocarditis is predominantly seen in patients with cardiac valve lesions or in cases of drug addiction.
The polymers for the matrices must be compatible with the substrates to which the coating is applied, as well as with the selected agent and must not induce chemical reactions, which might alter chemical structure and potency of the anti infective agent.
patients with infective endocarditis had no heart valve disease 41.
Amplification involves a cascade of enzootic virus transmission between vector mosquitoes and wild avian hosts and results in a rapid increase in the number of infected and infective vector mosquitoes.
Clinicians usually diagnose infective endocarditis by using the modified Duke criteria, which includes 3 major criteria (blood cultures typical of infective endocarditis, vegetations on echocardiography, and Coxiella burnetii serologic testing with immunoglobulin [Ig] G phase 1 titer [greater than or equal to] 1:800) and 7 minor criteria (positive blood cultures, fever, previous heart disease, arterial embolism, positive results on serologic examination for endocarditis bacterial pathogens, immunologic disorders, and atypical but compatible findings on echocardiography) (12).
VIENNA -- Transesophageal echocardiography is too often used for diagnosing potential cases of infective endocarditis.