Definition of Focal infection

1. Noun. Bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere.

Generic synonyms: Infection
Terms within: Focal Point, Focus, Nidus

Medical Definition of Focal infection

1. An old term which distinguishes local infection's (focal) from generalised infection's (sepsis). (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Focal Infection

focal amyloidosis
focal and segmental hyalinosis
focal appendicitis
focal condensing osteitis
focal depth
focal depths
focal dermal hypoplasia
focal distance
focal embolic glomerulonephritis
focal epilepsy
focal epithelial hyperplasia
focal gallbladder wall thickening
focal gigantism
focal glomerulonephritis
focal illumination
focal infection (current term)
focal interval
focal length
focal lengths
focal lymphocytic thyroiditis
focal metastatic disease
focal motor seizure
focal necrosis
focal nephritis
focal nodular hyperplasia
focal plane
focal point
focal points
focal ratio
focal reaction

Literary usage of Focal infection

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"focal infection is often due to streptococci. This name is given to a systemic or local disease due to bacteria carried in the blood- or lymph-stream from a ..."

2. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"The importance which oral infection plays in nervous diseases is due chiefly to the fact that it is the most frequent situation of focal infection. ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"focal infection, tonsils. equally involved. It may vary from a simple annular narrowing to a marked area of dense infiltration in the ureteral wall. ..."

4. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association by American Laryngological Association (1917)
"... AND focal infection GREENFIELD SLUDER, MD Anatomical observation and description of the lingual tonsil was given by ..."

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