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multiple infection

An infection by two or more pathogens.

multiple

manifold; occurring in various parts of the body at once.

multiple alleles
see allele.
multiple birth
more than one offspring in a gestation and parturition.
multiple causation
a disease in which a combination, or alternative combinations, of causes, are required to produce it. Called also multifactorial etiology.
multiple-crush
surgical instruments, e.g. heavy duty emasculators, ecraseurs in which each jaw has more than one crushing surface, mounted one behind the other, each successive surface coming into contact with its counterpart as increasing pressure is applied to the handles of the instrument.
multiple endochondromas
multiple fission
a method of reproduction in protozoa. See schizogony.
multiple infection
simultaneous infection with more than one virus or a combination of virus and bacteria may be caused by one agent lowering resistance to the other. There may be synergism between the agents.
multiple least squares regression
the major method of analysis used to sort through a large number of potential risk factors permitting the examination of one factor while the other factors in the regression equation are held mathematically constant.
multiple limb defects
patients with more than one congenital limb defect.
multiple myeloma
see multiple myeloma.
multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
in critical care medicine, a state in which intervention is required to maintain homeostasis. Called also MODS.
multiple ovulation
an important feature in the technique of embryo transfer. See superovulation.
multiple pregnancies
twins, triplets and more in usually uniparous species.
multiple regression
an analytical method which determines the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables.
multiple risk
situations in which more than one risk factor for a disease is present and their combined presence contributes to an increased risk.
multiple suckling
when a cow accepts more calves to suckle than her own; a system for foster-rearing of orphan or purchased calves.
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It's a multi-factorial disease encompassing multiple infections such as Borrelia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Babesia, and Strep, to name a few.
There was similar alarm raised in Pennsylvania a few years back when 11-year-old Tony Behun died from multiple infections just a few days after he rode a dirt bike through a sludge-treated field.
She also had a seizure disorder and multiple infections of an indwelling catheter through which she was receiving total parenteral nutrition.
Last year, two patients also suffering from multiple infections were scheduled to receive transplants at the university hospital, but died before the operations could be performed.
The system can be applied to the simultaneous detection of both RNA and DNA viruses, such as human immunodeficiency, hepatitis C, and herpes simplex viruses that are common in patients who are at risk for multiple infections.
However, the rarity of multiple infections might be only an artifact of in vitro culturing, the researchers say.
LADPH has also observed that many workers suffer multiple infections, with some performers having four or more separate infections over the course of a year.
human coronavirus (HuCoV) was shown to contribute to 52% of upper respiratory tract infections in immunosuppressed patients and was closely associated with multiple infections.
Acute viral gastroenteritis: proportion and clinical relevance of multiple infections in Spanish children.
But IOC spokesman Jack McGouran denied something led to the multiple infections.
Multiple infections with non-vaccine HPV genotypes were frequent in both HIV-positive and HW-negative women.

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