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Opportunistic Infections definition: An infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression.
opportunistic infection definition: infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, eg, during immunosuppression.
opportunistic infection definition: An infection caused by an organism that does not normally cause disease. Opportunistic infections occur in people with weakened immune systems.
Opportunistic Infection definition: Infection caused by an organism that is capable of causing disease in immunocompromised patients only (e.g. HIV-positive or transplanted patients).--2004
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections definition: Opportunistic infections found in patients who test positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The most common include PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA, Kaposi's sarcoma, cryptosporidiosis, herpes simplex, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and infections with Mycobacterium avium complex, Microsporidium, and Cytomegalovirus.
Agents of Opportunistic Infection definition: Infectious agents, which while normally present but remaining benign under the control of the immune system, become virulent and pathogenic in immune-compromised hosts (i.e when they get the opportunity to become infectious).
Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infection definition: Improve understanding of the biology of opportunistic pathogens, identify potential molecular targets for effective therapies, and discover and delineate the structure and function of potential agents for prevention and treatment of HIV-associated OIs and other infections that are modified by HIV infection. (FMB)
Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infection definition: Improve understanding of the biology of opportunistic pathogens, identify potential molecular targets for effective therapies, and discover and delineate the structure and function of potential agents for prevention and treatment of HIV-associated OIs and other infections that are modified by HIV infection.
Reduction of Opportunistic Illness definition: Undertake epidemiologic research to reduce or prevent the occurrence of OIs in HIV-infected persons.
AIDS, Clinical Trials on Patients with Opportunistic Infections definition: Clinical trials related to the development of vaccines and therapeutics directed against opportunistic infections associated with HIV infection. These trials include the following opportunistic infections: pneumocystosis, toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis, candidacies, cryptococcosis, mycobacteriosis, cytomegalovirus, papillomavirus, herpes simplex, JC virus, coccidioides, hairy leukoplakia, and HIV-related periodontal disease.
Pathogenesis of HIV Opportunistic Infection definition: Induction or development of microbe-induced disease(s) in an immunocompromised HIV infected individual.
Grade 2 Opportunistic infection associated with >=Grade 2 Lymphopenia definition: Localized, local intervention indicated
Grade 3 Opportunistic infection associated with >=Grade 2 Lymphopenia definition: IV antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral intervention indicated; interventional radiology or operative intervention indicated
Grade 4 Opportunistic infection associated with >=Grade 2 Lymphopenia definition: Life-threatening consequences (e.g., septic shock, hypotension, acidosis, necrosis)
Grade 5 Opportunistic infection associated with >=Grade 2 Lymphopenia definition: Death
 
 
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opportunistisch definition: [1] in übertriebener Weise an die gegebenen Verhältnisse angepasst um des augenblicklichen Nutzens willen unter Preisgabe seiner Grundsätze [2] Medizin: unter gewissen Umständen eine Krankheit verursachend
 
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opportuniste definition: Celui, celle qui est partisan de l’opportunisme.
opportuniste definition: Celui, de celle qui agit suivant les circonstances.