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What is Opportunistic infections?

What is Opportunistic infections?

Opportunistic infections are those infections that are uncommon except when they are given an "opportunity" to infect a person. The opportunity is ...more »

  • Opportunistic infections: Is defined as an infection that occurs due to an organism that does not usually cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain conditions.
  • Opportunistic infections: any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Opportunistic infections: Introduction

Types of Opportunistic infections:

Types of Opportunistic infections:

Broader types of Opportunistic infections:

What causes Opportunistic infections?

Causes of Opportunistic infections: see causes of Opportunistic infections
Risk factors for Opportunistic infections: see risk factors for Opportunistic infections

What are the symptoms of Opportunistic infections?

Symptoms of Opportunistic infections: see symptoms of Opportunistic infections

Can anyone else get Opportunistic infections?

More information: see contagiousness of Opportunistic infections
Inheritance: see inheritance of Opportunistic infections

Opportunistic infections: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Opportunistic infections.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Opportunistic infections.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Opportunistic infections: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Opportunistic infections.
Treatments for Opportunistic infections: see treatments for Opportunistic infections
Research for Opportunistic infections: see research for Opportunistic infections

Name and Aliases of Opportunistic infections

Main name of condition: Opportunistic infections

Other names or spellings for Opportunistic infections:

Opportunistic infections: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Opportunistic infections:


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