Polyinfection | definition of polyinfection by Medical dictionary
infection with more than one organism.
polyinfection /poly·in·fec·tion/ (-in-fek´shun) infection with more than one organism.
polyinfection (pol?e-in-fek'shun) [? + ME. infecten, infect]
infection with more than one organism at the one time.
References in periodicals archive
Etiological structure of PVI was determined in 325 positive cases of which 143 cases were monoinfection and 182 cases were polyinfection
(148 cases with 2 species of viruses, 15 cases--3 species of viruses, 19 cases--3 species of viruses).
Most had single infections; double and polyinfections
were seen in 25% and 6% of patients, respectively.
Sampling and culture of striped bass from locations across the bay have led to the isolation of a number of distinct species of mycobacteria that occur alone or as polyinfections
within individual fish (2-4).