focal infection


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focal infection

[¦fō·kəl in¦fek·shən]
(medicine)
Infection in a limited area, such as the tonsils, teeth, sinuses, or prostate.
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Focal infection. New York: D Appleton & Co., 1916.
Prevalence of bacteraemia according to clinical presentation Clinical Positive culture, Negative culture, presentation n (%) n (%) FWS 1 (3.7) 26 (96.3) Focal infection 23 (7.1) 300 (92.9) Diarrhoea 4 (9.3) ([dagger]) 39 (90.7) ([dagger]) Pneumonia 2 (5.3) ([dagger]) 36 (94.7) ([dagger]) URTI 11 (7.9) ([dagger]) 129 (92.1) ([dagger]) Tonsillitis 2 (4.3) ([dagger]) 44 (95.7) ([dagger]) Others 4 (7.0) ([dagger]) 53 (93.0) ([dagger]) SIRS 8 (66.7) 4 (33.3) Total 32 (8.8) 330 (91.2) Clinical Total, presentation n (100%) p-value * FWS 27 0.492 Focal infection 323 0.004 Diarrhoea 43 -- Pneumonia 38 -- URTI 140 -- Tonsillitis 46 -- Others 57 -- SIRS 12 <0.001 Total 362 -- URTI = upper respiratory tract infection.
Table 4: Immunohistochemical analysis of Mycoplasma gallisepticum focal infection in viscera of birds by
Focal infection: its broader application in the etiology of general disease.
Impact of rapid viral testing for influenza A and B viruses on management of febrile infants without signs of focal infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2006; 25: 1153-7.
The results of our study are remarkably similar, because the light focal infections were consistently found in a pallial organ, whereas heavier and more diffuse infections observed QPX in the visceral mass as well.
Negative leukocyte scans reliably exclude inflammation-causing focal infection as a cause of undiagnosed fever.[19]
It was called focal infection, and it was thought to be the cause of many of our mortal ills.
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Salmonella infection can lead to (1) gastroenteritis, (2) enteric fever, (3) bacteremia, (4) extraintestinal focal infection (EFI), (5) chronic carrier state, and (6) occasionally as bacteremia without gastrointestinal involvement that may lead to EFIs [5, 7].
The chance of developing focal infection is high in diabetic patients [4] The greater frequency of infections in diabetic patients is caused by the hyperglycaemic environment that favors immune dysfunction (damage to the neutrophil function, depression of the antioxidant system, and humoral immunity).
All participants underwent drainage of their focal infection and were randomized to 7 days of clindamycin or cephalexin.