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Descriptor in English: Infections
Descriptor in Spanish: Infecciones
Descriptor in Portuguese: Infecções
Descriptor in French: Infections
Entry term(s): Infection
Infection and Infestation
Infections and Infestations
Infestation and Infection
Infestations and Infections
Tree number(s): C01
Scope note: Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms or their toxins that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.
Annotation: general only; prefer specifics; /prev = INFECTION CONTROL but see note there
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
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 INFECTION CONTROL to search INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91
History Note: 2020; was Infection 1963-2019; /prevention & control was INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91
See also the descriptors: Anti-Infective Agents MeSH
DeCS UI: 7414
Descriptor UI: D007239
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/07/05
Infections - Preferred
Concept UI M0011294
Scope note Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms or their toxins that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.
Preferred term Infections
Entry term(s) Infection
Infection and Infestation
Infections and Infestations
Infestation and Infection
Infestations and Infections



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