opportunistic microorganism

opportunistic microorganism

[¦äp·ər‚tü¦nis·tik ¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A normally harmless endogenous microorganism that produces disease due to fortuitous events that affect the host.
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and interleukin-23/interleukin-17 pathway defects (3) explaining their pattern of infection or the presence of opportunistic microorganism.
This in turn improves HVAC hygiene and eliminates the HVAC as a viable reservoir for Gram negative bacteria and other opportunistic microorganisms.
This study demonstrates hospital FTVAC systems become significant reservoirs for Gram negative bacteria and other opportunistic microorganisms known to be associated with serious Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).
Improved HVAC hygiene with UVGI systems designed with a predetermined level of UVGI intensities within the energy field can prevent the HVAC from becoming a reservoir for opportunistic microorganisms.
The results indicate that both groups of mares had pathogenic and opportunistic microorganisms.
The identified opportunistic microorganisms belonged to the classes of Corynebacterium (71.
This study demonstrates hospital HVAC systems become significant reservoirs for Gram negative bacteria and other opportunistic microorganisms known to be associated with serious Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).
Such consequences include the disturbance of the normal microflora, such that opportunistic microorganisms or other pathogens such as yeasts or parasites are allowed to flourish, thus increasing the risk of iatrogenic disease.
Immune suppression could impair both physical and mental performance by increasing susceptibility to opportunistic microorganisms.
Bloch and Snider blame the upswing on HIV, which damages the immune system and allows opportunistic microorganisms, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, to flourish.
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