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Descriptor English: Coinfection
Descriptor Spanish: Coinfección
Descriptor Portuguese: Coinfecção
Descriptor French: Co-infection
Entry term(s): Co infection
Co-infection
Co-infections
Coinfections
Infection, Mixed
Infection, Polymicrobial
Infection, Secondary
Infections, Mixed
Infections, Polymicrobial
Infections, Secondary
Mixed Infection
Mixed Infections
Polymicrobial Infection
Polymicrobial Infections
Secondary Infection
Secondary Infections
Tree number(s): C01.218
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D060085
Scope note: Simultaneous infection of a host organism by two or more pathogens. In virology, coinfection commonly refers to simultaneous infection of a single cell by two or more different viruses.
Annotation: coordinate with specific infections if pertinent
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
Public MeSH Note: 2012
History Note: 2012
DeCS ID: 54468
Unique ID: D060085
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Coinfection - Preferred
Concept UI M0552827
Scope note Simultaneous infection of a host organism by two or more pathogens. In virology, coinfection commonly refers to simultaneous infection of a single cell by two or more different viruses.
Preferred term Coinfection
Entry term(s) Co infection
Co-infection
Co-infections
Coinfections
Infection, Mixed
Infection, Polymicrobial
Infections, Mixed
Infections, Polymicrobial
Mixed Infection
Mixed Infections
Polymicrobial Infection
Polymicrobial Infections
Secondary Infections - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0561517
Preferred term Secondary Infections
Entry term(s) Infection, Secondary
Infections, Secondary
Secondary Infection



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