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Descriptor in English: Carrier State
Descriptor in Spanish: Portador Sano
Descriptor in Portuguese: Portador Sadio
Descriptor in French: État de porteur sain
Entry term(s): Carrier States
State, Carrier
States, Carrier
Tree number(s): N06.850.160
Scope note: The condition of harboring an infective organism without manifesting symptoms of infection. The organism must be readily transmissible to another susceptible host.
Annotation: disease carriers, not genetic carriers ( = CARRIERS, GENETIC see HETEROZYGOTE); coord with disease, not organism
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
CN congenital
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 65(63)
See also the descriptors: Disease Reservoirs MeSH
DeCS UI: 2397
Descriptor UI: D002353
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/01
Carrier State - Preferred
Concept UI M0003562
Scope note The condition of harboring an infective organism without manifesting symptoms of infection. The organism must be readily transmissible to another susceptible host.
Preferred term Carrier State
Entry term(s) Carrier States
State, Carrier
States, Carrier



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