opportunistic infection

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any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans

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Candida species are also recognised as opportunistic pathogen which are normally found as micro-flora of human and animals.
Chlorinated water and/or dirty habitat were another factors for eye irritation predisposing them to flaring up of opportunistic pathogens.
6) Pseudomonas aeruginosa is considered an opportunistic pathogen, causing local infections but also septicemia, predominantly in immunocompromised individuals of many different species/ In human medicine, it is considered one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections.
aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen with inherent resistance to many antibiotics and disinfectants, including antipseudomonal penicillins, ceftazidime, carbapenems, aminoglycosides, and ciprofloxacin.
In the context of bioinformatics analysis, considering the present opportunistic pathogens belong to the human normal microbial flora, the threshold to determine whether a pathogen is clinically relevant should be more stringent.
Although different species of Candida, such as Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei and Candida dubliniensis, are at present recog nized as increasing opportunistic pathogens specially in HIV infected individuals and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, Candida albicans still remains the most common yeast isolated in humans [37].
It is considered as opportunistic pathogen that has been recently isolated as novel organism from human saliva (Yan et al.
It is known as an opportunistic pathogen that can colonise and infect individuals with a compromised immune system.
Oral administration of the hydrophobic antioxidants tocotrienol, astaxanthin, or [gamma]-tocopherol, prolonged the nematode lifespan; tocotrienol rendered them resistant to infection with the opportunistic pathogen Legionella pneumophila.
When immune system works properly there is no infection from these bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites but when immune system become weak due to HIV infection, the resident microbes become opportunistic pathogen and result in multiple infection, he added.
Serratia marcescens is a gram-negative environmental bacterium and opportunistic pathogen.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen, meaning that it exploits some break in the host defences to initiate an infection.
The marine bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus, an opportunistic pathogen of Limulus, was grown in suspension culture and used in the log phase of culture growth.
EBV is also an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients, associated with lymphoproliferative diseases and oral hairy leukoplakia.
genavense also is recognized as an opportunistic pathogen in patients without HIV who have severe immunodeficiency, such as that after solid-organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or immunosuppressive therapy (2,3).
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