bacterial infection


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bacterial infection

[bak′tir·ē·əl in′fek·shən]
(medicine)
Establishment of an infective bacterial agent in or on the body of a host.
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Bacterial infection is primarily a clinical concept that may require the use of supportive bedside or laboratory tests to confirm or exclude.
In terms of therapeutics, this may suggest that antiviral drugs may not only be effective against virus-induced exacerbations, but also potentially could prevent or reduce secondary bacterial infection," he said.
We found a significant relationship between bacterial infections and acute asthma attacks - above and beyond the expected relationship between viral infections and attacks," says Hans Bisgaard, a professor of paediatrics at the DPAC.
Ottawa, Canada), a biopharmaceutical company developing bacteriophage technology for the treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, announced that it has received a new United States patent.
The memorable and probably unique severity of the 1918 pandemic may have depended, at least in part, on wartime conditions and secondary bacterial infections in the absence of antimicrobial drugs.
If a bacterial infection has also set in you'll be prescribed antibiotics and, if your cough is persistent, drugs called beta-2 agonists may be prescribed.
In California, about one-third of bacterial infections are resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics, according to AWARE.
Gonorrhoea -one of the oldest sexually transmitted diseases, a bacterial infection, which is very much on the increase in some parts of the world and is becoming more common again in Britain.
Since 1941, when the first bacterial infection was cured with a concoction derived from the fungus penicillium, we've depended on antibiotics to be there when we're sick.
A child health group has warned that children need greater protection against serious bacterial infection while they are in communal day care.
When the Plak-Vac Oral Evacuator Brush is attached to headwall suction or portable suction units, it completely, economically and effectively evacuates bacteria, dental plaque, food debris, saliva and other fluids to reduce the hazard of aspiration, chronic halitosis and bacterial infection.