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Opportunistic Infection Definition
Opportunistic Infection – Illness that develops in a person who is immunocompromised as a result of exposure to an otherwise benign microbe or a pathogen a healthy immune system could contain or eradicate.
|COMMON OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS|
|candidiasis||cytomegalovirus (cmv) infection|
|herpes simplex infection||coccidioidomycosis|
|cryptococcosis||Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia|
See also NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION.
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