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Descriptor English: Opportunistic Infections
Descriptor Spanish: Infecciones Oportunistas
Descriptor Portuguese: Infecções Oportunistas
Descriptor French: Infections opportunistes
Entry term(s): Infection, Opportunistic
Infections, Opportunistic
Opportunistic Infection
Tree number(s): C01.597
C01.610.684
C01.925.597
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009894
Scope note: An infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression.
Annotation: "an infect caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression"; coord IM with specific name of opportunistic infect (IM) + specific infect to which it is opportunistic (IM), using /compl for all 3
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (1983-1986)
Bacterial Infections (1972-1986)
Infection (1966-1986)
specific infection (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note: 87
History Note: 87
Entry Version: OPPORTUNISTIC INFECT
DeCS ID: 19278
Unique ID: D009894
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/04/01
Revision Date: 1988/06/08
Opportunistic Infections - Preferred
Concept UI M0015350
Scope note An infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression.
Preferred term Opportunistic Infections
Entry term(s) Infection, Opportunistic
Infections, Opportunistic
Opportunistic Infection



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