silent infection

An infection lacking significant clinical signs of disease. Silent infections may be recognised only in retrospect—e.g., by a 4-fold increase in antibody titres to a particular pathologen, especially viruses

silent infection

An infection lacking significant clinical signs of disease; SIs may be recognized only in retrospect–eg, by a ≥ 4-fold ↑ in antibody titers
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Most cases are treated on suspicion, especially in children born abroad, who carry the silent infection from the place of their birth.
Chlamydia is renowned for being a silent infection as it often goes unnoticed without any real symptoms but if left untreated can cause significant damage.
It's often a silent infection that may or may not be important.
Chlamydia is known as the silent infection because most people who have it often show no visible symptoms.
It is known as the silent infection because it often has no symptoms but can cause infertility.
The clinical spectrum of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection includes silent infection, subclinical infection detected by abnormal liver tests, clinically apparent hepatitis, and, rarely, fulminant hepatitis.
Not long after that, Herb's silent infection found its voice and shouted him out of this world.
Rising rates of chlamydia - sometimes called the silent infection because it can have no symptoms - have been linked to an increasing number of couples suffering fertility problems.
Chlamydia, often called the silent infection because it can have no symptoms, increased by 193% between 1996 and 2003, with about 85, 550 cases diagnosed in England.
The largest STI increase was seen in chlamydia, which can cause infertility and is often dubbed the silent infection for its lack of symptoms, with cases up by 22pc to 3380.
It could be that once the silent infection has advanced to the point where the FFN is detectable in the cervix or vagina, it may be too late for a simple antibiotic intervention to be effective.
At a minimum, it is therefore suggested that hs-CRP values >5 mg/L be repeated to avoid misclassification because of clinically silent infection.