opportunistic pathogen


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op·por·tu·nis·tic path·o·gen

an organism that is capable of causing disease only when the host's resistance is lowered, for example, by other diseases or drugs.

op·por·tu·nis·tic path·o·gen

(opŏr-tū-nistik pathŏ-jen)
Organism capable of causing disease only when the host's resistance is lowered by other diseases or drugs.

opportunistic pathogen

an ORGANISM that does not normally cause a DISEASE, but which can become PATHOGENIC in some circumstances. see SECONDARY INFECTION.

op·por·tu·nis·tic path·o·gen

(opŏr-tū-nistik pathŏ-jen)
Pathogen capable of causing disease only when the host's resistance is lowered.
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However, the studies mentioned support our hypothesis that flies might serve as vectors for opportunistic pathogens to humans and plants.
Thus, we assumed that excessive bacterial load of the pool water comprised the main factor that compromised immune functions and promoted infections with opportunistic pathogens.
Trueperella pyogenes (Arcanobacterium pyogenes) is one of the most common opportunistic pathogens of domestic ruminants, capable of producing suppurative lesions in any organ or tissue in animals.
The marine bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus, an opportunistic pathogen of Limulus, was grown in suspension culture and used in the log phase of culture growth.
EBV is also an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients, associated with lymphoproliferative diseases and oral hairy leukoplakia.
The wound displayed cellulitis, a presentation consistent with infection by an opportunistic pathogen; this finding, therefore, expands the clinical spectrum of P.
It is an opportunistic pathogen that is dangerous for individuals with compromised immune systems.
Klebsiella pneumoniae is one such commensal organism and opportunistic pathogen causing wide spectrum of infections in various animals such as coliform mastitis in cattle, cervicitis and metritis in mare, urinary tract infections in foals and most commonly community acquired bacteremia with liver abscess, metastatic meningitis and endopthamitis (Ko et al., 2002).
Pasculle, "Agrobacterium radiobacter: a recently recognized opportunistic pathogen," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
This family is recognised as opportunistic pathogen having ability to cause infections in humans ranging from mild or acute infections to fulminant infections in host.20 These species were normally found susceptible to amphotericin B and were resistant to triazoles and Echinocandins,21 which also supported our findings where isolated strains of Mucor spp., Rhizopus spp.
It is known as an opportunistic pathogen that can colonise and infect individuals with a compromised immune system.
Our data suggest as possible role for BB0347 in Lyme disease pathogenesis, as it shares characteristics with other proteins, such as those from the opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, which are known to be crucial for disease progression.

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