opportunistic infection


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opportunistic infection any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs)
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In news:

Pathogen-specific T cell depletion and reactivation of opportunistic pathogens in HIV infection p207.
These symptoms can also appear as a result of antiretroviral therapy and later in the infection, usually as the result of an opportunistic infection.

In science:

Perelson, Opportunistic infection as a cause of transient viremia in chronically infected HIV patients under treatment with HAART, Bull.
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