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infectious

1. (of a disease) capable of being transmitted
2. (of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
3. causing or transmitting infection
4. International law
a. tainting or capable of tainting with illegality
b. rendering liable to seizure or forfeiture

infectious

[in′fek·shəs]
(medicine)
Caused by infection.
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Infective endocarditis is treated with surgery or by strong antibiotics - which is becoming more difficult with growing antibiotic resistance.
The patient consulted with cardiology department and a preliminary diagnosis of infective endocarditis was given.
Wijesinghe N, Sebastian C, McAlister HE Devlin GP Outcome of pregnancy complicated by infective endocarditis; a review of published literature over the last three decades.
The polymers for the matrices must be compatible with the substrates to which the coating is applied, as well as with the selected agent and must not induce chemical reactions, which might alter chemical structure and potency of the anti infective agent.
In a young woman having no other risk factors for retinal artery emboli, infective endocarditis case in which sudden and complete loss of vision occurred in one eye as a first and only symptom due to retinal artery emboli has not yet been recorded in the literature we can reach.
This occurrence, however, was too late to allow the dispersal of infective mosquitoes and the establishment of secondary amplification and transmission loci in time to produce infected mosquitoes on a level that would result in epidemic transmission of WNV.
Before ordering a TEE, physicians should get a blood culture and look for other evidence of infective endocarditis," said Dr.
If macroscopic lesions of infective endocarditis were detected, we attempted to divide the valve into 3 parts to be used for bacteriologic analysis, storage at -80[degrees]C, and histologic analysis.
Also, the incidence of oral streptococcal infective endocarditis decreased from 7.
In the early years of the new millennium, infective endocarditis still proves to be difficult to diagnose and is associated with a high death rate (21%-35%).
Infective endocarditis in injection drug users: importance of human immunodeficiency virus serostatus and degree of immunosuppression.
The report begins with the introduction section which offers a brief classification of the anti infectives market.