portal of entry


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por·tal of en·try

(pōr'tăl en'trē)
Refers to the process whereby a pathogen enters the body, gains access to susceptible tissues, and causes disease or infection (e.g., direct contact, ingestion, inhalation).

por·tal of en·try

(pōr'tăl en'trē)
Refers to the process whereby a pathogen enters the body, gains access to susceptible tissues, and causes disease or infection.
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Regarding the portal of entry, Otogenic route was exclusively confined to the 2-6 year age group (n=5, 21.7%) as otitis media is common in this age group.
A cutaneous portal of entry was identified in 14 (66.7%) of the 21 cases: onychomycosis with periungueal cellulitis in 6 cases, onychomycosis with interdigital intertrigo in 1 case, intertrigo with lymphangitis in 2 cases, intertrigo alone in 4 cases, and ulcer in 1 case (Figure 1, panels A-D).
Surgery alone presents a portal of entry for microorganisms.
Especially in sports, where there is so much significant skin to skin contact and failure to cover infected wounds, as well as having a number of uncovered skin wounds on the body surfaces that allow for a portal of entry for staph to invade.
For Gene Miller, executive vice president of CorSolutions, the added Medicare bonus represents "a portal of entry into a chronic disease management program." Speaking at the same meeting, Mr.
De Flora and colleagues write, "The massive reducing and sequestering capacity of the blood explains why [Cr(VI)] exerts its toxicological consequences at the portal of entry into the organism, while it is not a systemic toxicant or carcinogen."
"Shutting off the portal of entry of inflammatory cells may slow [plaque formation] down," she says.
The portal of entry of the organism was defined as the site through which the organism gained access to the blood stream, as judged on the basis of all clinical data.
Pushing the cuticle back may be a better option for those who prefer the cosmetic appearance of trimmed cuticles, but it still poses a portal of entry for pathogens.
The disease is a necrotizing fascitis of infective origin and always has a portal of entry of infective organisms even though it may be so trivial as to be undetected.
The vision of the NNAS is to provide a single portal of entry for applications for registration from internationally educated nurses (IENs) and to harmonize the application process by centralizing document collection and assessment of applicant files.
Two-thirds of cases were notable for a cutaneous portal of entry of Fusarium spp.