systemic infection

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systemic infection

An infection in which the infecting agent or organisms circulate throughout the body.
See also: infection
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Diflucan, which is usually prescribed, is highly toxic to the liver, in the case of systemic infection has to be taken for many months, and may not provide a permanent cure.
This testing service was provided free of charge by the HPA Respiratory and Systemic Infection Laboratory and Immunisation Department, through the 25 local HPA HPUs.
They assemble neurosurgeons, infectious disease specialists, and others from the US, Germany, Israel, and Morocco for 19 chapters on immunology, microbiological diagnosis, antibiotic resistance, and imaging; specific etiological agents that result in infection, including viruses, fungi, parasites, and bacteria; the anatomical locations where these infections can occur; neurosurgical issues like antibiotic prophylaxis, postoperative intracranial infection, and the infection of implanted devices; and different patient populations, including pediatric patients, immunocompromised patients, and those that experience systemic infection while in the neurocritical care unit.
No signs of infective vasculitis were found in her tissue samples; therefore, the active and chronic localized fibrosing signs of vasculitis are primary (idiopathic, e.g., limited WG), or secondary, a reactive immune phenomenon to local or systemic infection. Significantly absent were clinical and laboratory signs of systemic infection and periocular cutaneous, dental or sinus bacterial infection that could account for hematogeneous spread to, or direct extension of infection and destruction of the orbit.
PCT has also been shown to have a high specificity for the diagnosis of systemic infection, using a cut-off value of 0.5 [micro]g/l, but it is important to perform serial measurements.
This concise medical text uses two-page spreads to explain basic concepts concerning the transmission, investigation, therapy, and control of infections, as well as topics related to bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and systemic infection. Gillespie is affiliated with the Royal Free and University College Medical School; Bamford with the Imperial College London.
This device is contraindicated in patients with active systemic infection, those with an intracardiac mural thrombus, or those who have had a ventriculotomy or atriotomy in the preceding 4 weeks, and in patients with cryoglobulinemia.
Early results show this to be effective in the treatment of acute systemic infection, and as a promising vaccine approach.
Assess patients for systemic infection, he advised.
Typically, evidence of systemic infection in prospective donors is detected before tissue recovery (8).
Just as Helicobacter pylori has been implicated in gastric ulcers, there is a theory that microorganisms in the cardiovascular system could cause systemic infection, leading to plaque development and atherosclerosis.
Mothers of the psychotic offspring had higher levels of IgG and IgM in-immunoglobulins in their serum, indicative of an immune response to systemic infection, and had higher levels of antibodies to HSV-2 but not to HSV-1, rubella, toxoplasmosis, or cytomegalovirus (Arch.

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