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Synonyms for infection

Synonyms for infection

(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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This study showed that CMV infection was strongly associated with an age-related reduction in vital naive T-cells and accumulation of memory T-cells in the general population, but not in members of long-lived families.
Human CMV infection is a strong candidate, being cholestatic in its own right.
Previous research has shown that dried blood spots could be used to identify CMV infection.
More efforts should be directed towards recruitment of unpaid blood donors as a safer population of donors not only for CMV infection but also for other infections.
Melnick et al (42,49) found CMV antigen and nucleic acid sequences in arterial smooth muscle cells, suggesting that CMV infection of the arterial wall may be common in patients with severe atherosclerosis.
To address which assay is preferable, one must predetermine the purpose for which the assay is required: sensitive detection and monitoring of CMV infection or identification of patients at risk of CMV disease.
A number of other blood tests can suggest a diagnosis of CMV infection, but no blood test can reliably diagnose it.
Glioblastoma multiforme patients whose tumor specimen reveals immunohistochemical evidence of active CMV infection, or whose blood test is CMV positive for active infection, should ask their oncologist to consider valganciclovir.
These include CMV infection and disease in newborns, pregnant women, transplant patients, persons with HIV/AIDS, and other immunocompromised patients.
Human CMV infection rates average between 50 percent and 85 percent of adults in the U.
Active significant CMV infection is sometimes difficult to diagnose definitively in patients with advanced HIV disease because of its propensity to infect rapidly dividing cells and the frequent presence of other opportunistic infections.
Secondary endpoints included safety, time to CMV disease, time to CMV infection, acute rejection, and graft loss.
This strongly suggests that the CMV infection and the high-cholesterol diet might be working together to cause atherosclerosis," said Crumpacker.
Twelve kidney patients (20%) and 4 liver patients (13%) presented with antigens in the blood and/or symptoms of CMV infection, all within 6 months of transplantation.
Other signs and symptoms of fetal CMV infection include intrauterine growth retardation, jaundice, petechiae, hepatosplenomegaly, and microencephaly.