opportunistic infection

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

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suis can be an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised persons (1,2).
Cronobacter sakazakii is an emerging opportunistic pathogen of the family Enterobacteriaceae responsible for outbreaks of neonatal meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis in the immunocompromised.
Since then, cryptosporidiosis has become recognized as a highly prevalent opportunistic pathogen for immunocompromised humans.
The research involves an opportunistic pathogen known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the same bacterium that caused astronaut Fred Haise to become sick during the Apollo 13 mission to the moon in 1970.
Commonly found in the environment and able to survive dessication, opportunistic pathogen Cronobacter sakazakii is known to pose a risk in the production of dried milk products.
detected in the present study, is an important opportunistic pathogen and can cause food spoilage (7).
throughout hospital environments as an opportunistic pathogen.
2,5,6) In this cockatiel, C albicans was an opportunistic pathogen in a wound caused by improper banding.
Thus this ancestral bacterium' might then be an opportunistic pathogen, sometimes lethal to insects and sometimes benign.
Olecranon bursitis due to Prototheca wickerhamii, an algal opportunistic pathogen.
Although colonization or contamination appeared most likely in the instances we describe, these findings suggest that this opportunistic pathogen can be found in horses and might be pathogenic in certain situations.
In fact, the Bifidobacterium dentium species is an opportunistic pathogen since it has been linked to the development of tooth decay.
Powdered infant formula has been reported to be the most common source of contamination for infected neonates, but the natural habitat of this opportunistic pathogen has been elusive.
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