Definition of Opportunistic infection

1. Noun. 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).

Generic synonyms: Infection
Specialized synonyms: Aspergillosis



Definition of Opportunistic infection

1. Noun. (medicine) Any infection that causes disease and occurs only when the host's immune system is impaired. ¹

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Literary usage of Opportunistic infection

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1. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1995)
"See also opportunistic infection. PROPHYLAXIS: Treatment that helps to prevent a disease or condition before it occurs or recurs. ..."

2. Lymphoma Project Report: Current Issues in Research and Treatment of AIDS by Michael Marco (1995)
"Treatment of the HIV lymphomas has been typically complicated by the occurrence of opportunistic infection as cytotoxic agents cause further ..."

3. Women And HIV Disease: Falling Through the Cracks (1993)
"... PCP or other opportunistic infection* typical of AIOS^ of these 43 patients. 13 were reported IN neither Haitians nor IV drug abusers. ..."

4. AIDS, Poverty, and Hunger: Challenges and Responses by Stuart Gillespie (2006)
"Improved dietary intake is essential to enable children to regain lost weight after opportunistic infection. Infant and Young Child Feeding ..."

5. Assisted Suicide edited by Michael Bilirakis (1998)
"It should not come about at one instance because someone has been diagnosed with a rare opportunistic infection or what they presume in the future will be a ..."

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