opportunistic infection

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

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Conclusion: Tuberculosis in HIV-AIDS patients is still an important and fairly common opportunistic infection. All HIV-AIDS patients needs to be screened for evidence of TB and all the patients with TB needs to be screened for HIV co-infection.
Generally, opportunistic infections result from at least 1 of 3 mechanisms: (1) external acquisition of a virulent pathogen (e.g., meningococcal meningitis or pneumococcal pneumonia), (2) reactivation of an internal latent organism (e.g., herpes simplex virus, herpes zoster virus [shingles], or TB, and (3) invasion of a normally commensal organism (e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoa/ parasites).
(10) We could not find any published literature regarding kala-azar as an opportunistic infection exclusively in children with HIV infection.
Opportunistic infections separately accounts for 106 of 249 deaths, which is 42.57% representing the most common cause of death among the HIV related deaths in this study (Figure 6).
Patients who had active opportunistic infections were treated and put on Anti-Retroviral Therapy as per protocol.
[3] It has been observed that the clinical course of HIV infection varies considerably from patient to patient and the spectrum of opportunistic infections also varies depending on the geographic regions.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria, which are widespread in the environment, frequently cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients.
Spectrum of opportunistic Infections and profiles of CD cell counts among AIDS patients in Northern India Infection 2003, 31, 336-40.
Starting in 1996, several studies and cohorts demonstrated dramatic decreases in mortality and opportunistic infections with the widespread availability of the protease inhibitors.
Also, the observed gender differences in viral load were not significantly associated with HIV disease progression based on time to death or with development of an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection, Dr.
The fourth major opportunistic infection for HIV-infected patients, Toxoplasma gondii, is also prevented with trimetho-prim-sulfamethoxazole.
Sometime just after opportunistic infection rates plummeted with the widespread use of potent antiretroviral therapy (1996-1997) and just before federal funding for HIV/AIDS began to wither (circa 2002), the AIDS community began to feel a sense of uneasiness.
Current therapies for microsporidiosis, a serious opportunistic infection in persons with AIDS, organ transplant recipients, children, travelers, contact lens wearers, and the elderly, were reviewed.
The body's defenses are suppressed, exposing patients to opportunistic infection by harmful invaders.