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Opportunistic infections

Opportunistic infections: Introduction

Opportunistic infections are those infections that are uncommon except when they are given an "opportunity" to infect a person. The opportunity is usually a problem with the immune system, which can occur as a secondary infection (because the immune system is busy fighting some other chronic illness), or can occur for people whose immune system is compromised (see immunocompromised). A common type of opportunistic infection is a nosocomial infection, which is contracted during a hospital stay while the patient is ill or recovering. People can be immunocompromised from certain diseases (especially AIDS), certain medications (e.g. immunosuppressants or chemotherapy), surgical recovery, or other serious medical complaints that limit the person's ability to mount an immune response to these opportunistic infections. ...more »

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Treatments for Opportunistic infections

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Opportunistic infections: Deaths

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Types of Opportunistic infections

Causes of Opportunistic infections

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Disease Topics Related To Opportunistic infections

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Opportunistic infections: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Opportunistic infections

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Opportunistic infections

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Clinical Trials for Opportunistic infections

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Definitions of 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)

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More information about Opportunistic infections

  1. Opportunistic infections: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths

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