opportunistic infection

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

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By category, the pathogens involved in opportunistic infections in any organ system, including pulmonary, are Bacterial and Mycobacterial.
In addition to physical symptoms, physicians should consider the time since AIDS diagnosis, significant anemia, prior opportunistic infection and interruption of AZT therapy as indicators for disseminated infection.
Since PCP is a life-threatening opportunistic infection, the availability of a new treatment for those who cannot take TMP~SMX represents another important step in Burroughs Wellcome's ongoing commitment to developing better and more effective therapies for the treatment of HIV," said Dr.
1] Oral candidiasis, aphthous-like ulcerations, periodontal infections, salivary gland diseases, various malignancies and numerous viral opportunistic infections have been described in the oral cavity of HIV-infected patients.
The monkeys that survived remained free of opportunistic infection.
In March 2005, in response to the development of three cases of a rare opportunistic infection in patients taking Biogen Idec and Elans monoclonal antibody (MAb) natalizumab (Tysabri), the FDA decided to place a clinical hold on another VLA-4 drug in clinical trials, and a second company voluntarily withdrew its VLA-4 drug from development while an investigation on the safety of this drug class is conducted.
Physicians often administer large doses of the drug trimethoprim (TMP) to combat pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, a common opportunistic infection in AIDS patients.
Information about the increased risk for opportunistic infections already is included in the labeling of the immunosuppressive drug Prograf (tacrolimus).
15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for opportunistic infections in adults with HIV.
Growth in these patient populations and the related increase in opportunistic infections are linked to rapid growth in the antifungal therapy market.
This case suggests that histoplasmosis should be 1 of the differential diagnoses of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients in Taiwan.
Scientists had previously proposed that such opportunistic infections develop when the immune system is weakened.
These include opportunistic infections and malignancies.
Triple drug therapy for HIV/AIDS patients has almost the same results in the developing and the developed world, researchers reported in studies presented at the Ninth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.