Descriptor English: Latent Infection
Descriptor Spanish: Infección Latente
Descriptor Portuguese: Infecção Latente
Descriptor French: Without translation
Entry term(s): Infection, Latent
Infection, Reactivation
Latent Infections
Reactivation Infection
Reactivation Infections
Tree number(s): C01.550
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Delayed infection of the host by a dormant or inactive pathogen.
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: Infections (1963-2020)
Public MeSH Note: 2021
History Note: 2021
Related: Reinfection MeSH
Virus Activation MeSH
Virus Latency MeSH
DeCS ID: 59478
Unique ID: D000085343
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Date Established: 2021/01/01
Date of Entry: 2020/07/07
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Latent Infection - Preferred
Concept UI M000715321
Scope note Delayed infection of the host by a dormant or inactive pathogen.
Preferred term Latent Infection
Entry term(s) Infection, Latent
Latent Infections
Reactivation Infection - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000733406
Preferred term Reactivation Infection
Entry term(s) Infection, Reactivation
Reactivation Infections

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