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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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Causes and Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Chlamydia trachomatis Therapy-resistant and Chlamydia trachomatis Persistent Infection
Persistent infections, however, may be the result of inadequate primary therapy, even though inherent resistance of the organism to metronidazole is quite rare.
The rate of persistent infection or CIN1+ associated with HPV 16 or 18 was 0.
The study concluded that AC-ELISA and IHC-AP were equally suitable for detection of BVDV persistent infection.
1 patient had to be treated with amputation as the infection was severe and diabetic control was not possible due to persistent infection and patient developed septicemia.
In clinical trials, both vaccines have shown some degree of crossprotection against persistent infection caused by other high-risk non-HPV16/18 types that also cause early cervical disease which can lead to cancer.
While most of the HPV infections disappear naturally, persistent infection with oncogenic HPV will definitely lead to cervical cancer.
Additionally 80% of women acquire the infection in their lifetime, however persistent infection with high risk HPV cause abnormal cellular changes, which can develop into cancer over 10-15 years.
7% of cases, is caused by persistent infection with a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV).
burgdorferi infection may persist for years in untreated patients, the weight of evidence is strongly against persistent infection as the explanation for persistent symptoms in antibiotic-treated patients with Lyme disease," he said.
The American vets have made a positive breakthrough and have pinpointed a persistent infection as the source of the problem, which has now cleared up," he added.
A persistent infection with certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) raises the risk of cervical cancer, but initial studies of HPV testing targeted adolescent girls and young women.
In a small subset of women persistent infection with hrHPV types may lead to integration of viral DNA into the host cell DNA, which could lead to the development of pre-malignant cervical lesions (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions/LSIL, high-grade squamous intra-epithelial llesions/HSIL) and eventually to cervical cancer (Figs 2 and 3).
Persistent infection was defined as detection of the same HPV type at two or more consecutive visits that were at least 4 months apart.
In many cases, the body clears the infection within two years, but some women have a persistent infection.
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