opportunistic infection

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

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Out of the 100 patients in our study population, the episode of opportunistic infection in 74 patients were treated successfully.
Conclusion: Tuberculosis in HIV-AIDS patients is still an important and fairly common opportunistic infection.
By category, the pathogens involved in opportunistic infections in any organ system, including pulmonary, are Bacterial and Mycobacterial.
Patients who had active opportunistic infections were treated and put on Anti-Retroviral Therapy as per protocol.
Case records at the ART Centre were reviewed to obtain data for documented opportunistic infections in the subject around the interview date.
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.
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).
Findings of the recently concluded study, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, were presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Montreal.
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.