Opportunistic infection

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Opportunistic infections (OI) are caused by micro-organisms (sometimes called opportunists) that under normal circumstances do not cause infections, but in certain clinical contexts, most commonly immunosuppression, may become pathogenic 1.

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rID: 74241
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Opportunist
  • Opportunists
  • Opportunistic infections

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