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Descriptor English: Cross Infection
Descriptor Spanish: Infección Hospitalaria
Descriptor Portuguese: Infecção Hospitalar
Descriptor French: Infection croisée
Entry term(s): Cross Infections
Health Care Associated Infection
Health Care Associated Infections
Healthcare Associated Infection
Healthcare Associated Infections
Hospital Infection
Hospital Infections
Infection, Cross
Infection, Healthcare Associated
Infection, Hospital
Infection, Nosocomial
Infections, Cross
Infections, Healthcare Associated
Infections, Hospital
Infections, Nosocomial
Nosocomial Infection
Nosocomial Infections
Tree number(s): C01.248
C23.550.291.875.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003428
Scope note: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
Annotation: note INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, PATIENT-TO-PROFESSIONAL and INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, PROFESSIONAL-TO-PATIENT are also available
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
Online Note: use CROSS INFECTION to search HOSPITAL INFECTIONS 1966-78
History Note: HOSPITAL INFECTIONS was see under CROSS INFECTION 1971-78, was see CROSS INFECTIONS 1963-70
Entry Version: CROSS INFECT
Related: Catheter-Related Infections MeSH
Community-Acquired Infections MeSH
Infection Control MeSH
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional MeSH
Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient MeSH
Patient Isolation MeSH
Patient Isolators MeSH
DeCS ID: 28477
Unique ID: D003428
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Cross Infection - Preferred
Concept UI M0005342
Scope note Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
Preferred term Cross Infection
Entry term(s) Cross Infections
Health Care Associated Infection
Health Care Associated Infections
Healthcare Associated Infection
Healthcare Associated Infections
Infection, Cross
Infection, Healthcare Associated
Infections, Cross
Infections, Healthcare Associated
Infections, Hospital - Narrower
Concept UI M0005343
Preferred term Infections, Hospital
Entry term(s) Hospital Infection
Hospital Infections
Infection, Hospital
Infection, Nosocomial
Infections, Nosocomial
Nosocomial Infection
Nosocomial Infections



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