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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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Furthermore, we found that testing acute-phase serum specimens for IgM has multiple limitations for the diagnosis of acute leptospirosis, because a positive result more often denoted past infection than an acute infection, and results were negative early in infection.
Bruce Walker, MD, from Boston presented a State of the Art Lecture (8) summarizing data on a total of 14 patients (data on the first 8 had been published earlier (7)) treated during acute infection.
The investigators were able to contact 107 patients between 6 months and 4 years following the acute infection.
The presence of PARV4 DNA and IgM against PARV4 in acute-phase serum from the 1 child with this sample available further supports the contention that this was an acute infection.
HIV RNA testing is commonly used to screen for antibody-negative acute infection among blood donors; this method can detect HIV infection within 2 weeks of transmission.
We compared risk factors and exposure for those with recent acute infection with those for seronegative controls.
Your doctor will lance the pus and, if there is an acute infection, prescribe antibiotics.
Several of the more chronic patients got insurance coverage for nebulized antibiotics for acute infection by documenting past therapies, cultures, and the success of prior nebulized treatments.
Our study suggests that the redox profile of patients may be considered a predictive marker of AIDS progression and that the acute infection and the asymptomatic phase of the disease may represent a useful period in which the combined use of antiretroviral and antioxidant drugs may be beneficial.
This study will examine patients suffering from bacterial osteomyelitis, a chronic or acute infection of the bone.
The new Sysmex XT-4000i automated hematology analyzer's IG parameter provides the reliable detection and quantification of circulating immature granulocytes that may be used by physicians as an early indicator of acute infection, inflammatory response or myeloproliferative disorder.
List common symptoms of patients who have an acute infection with HIV.
Since the Australian preschoolers ate diets that contained--even before supplementation--what should have been sufficient vitamin A, the study suggests that a history of acute infection may increase one's need for the vitamin.
The virus belongs to the family of retroviruses which are able to induce a persistent state in the host after acute infection.
Expansion of HIV counseling and testing is part of an initiative launched by San Francisco AIDS Foundation last year to target acute infection, the earliest stage of the virus when people are at exceptionally high risk of transmitting HIV to sexual and needle-sharing partners.
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