opportunistic infections


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opportunistic infections,

n.pl the secondary infections that occur in patients whose immune systems are compromised, such as in AIDS or after chemotherapy.
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It more than crossed my mind that opportunistic infection was a real possibility with this surgery due to my drug-induced immunosuppression.
25 at the 12th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
Public Health Service (PHS) Task Force has issued recommendations for the prevention and treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), a debilitating bacterial opportunistic infection in people with AIDS.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are major causes of opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients.
This is not about opportunistic infections or AIDS anymore.
He presented the findings at the 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston last month.
However, they have recently received much attention as a cause of Acanthamoeba keratitis in otherwise healthy individuals and opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients.
One is the effective treatment of the opportunistic infections - tumors and syndromes that often become the most debilitating aspects of having AIDS.
Prophylaxis against MAC, as with other AIDS-related opportunistic infections, offers real benefits to people with AIDS," says Fred Gordin, M.
Patent today entitled "Methods and Apparatus to Prevent Colds, Influenzas, Tuberculosis and Opportunistic Infections of the Human Respiratory System" which is U.
During the first few months of highly active antiretroviral treatment, immune restoration may be complicated by clinical events in which either previously subclinical infections are found or preexisting partially treated opportunistic infections deteriorate.

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