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opportunistic infections?

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are infections caused by pathogens that usually do not cause disease in a person with a healthy immune system, but can affect people with a poorly functioning or suppressed immune system. These pathogens take this "opportunity" to cause an infection  (+ info)

Which of the following organs of the body seems particularly vulnerable to opportunistic infections?

Which of the following organs of the body seems particularly vulnerable to opportunistic infections?

1. lungs
2. skin
3. eyes
4. stomach

All of the above. The staph that lives on your skin everyday is only looking for a way in; when it finds it, it's considered opportunistic and the infection begins. Any organ is susceptible to infection, thus washing the hands is more important than most really believe.  (+ info)

Why do multiple opportunistic infections develop with acute leukemia?

a. the descreased number of white blood cells
b. many nonfunctional immature leukocytes
c. severe anemia and bleeding
d. descreased appetite and nutritional intake

its B.
as u can see in leukemia,the blood film(count) will show raise in white cells but its immature.which means it do not function as how matured cells function.Most of the features are lost and unable to fight the infection.
When there is infection the body will produce more immune cell(white cells) but non-functioning.So basically it just a waste.  (+ info)

Identify and describe three of the more common opportunistic infections related to acquired immunodeficiency?


1.Thrush is an oral yeast infection.
2.Karposi's Sarcoma is a cancer most commonly found in middle aged Mediterranean men. It consists of skin eruptions & sores.
3.Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) caused by the jiroveci fungus. It is among the most serious of the opportunistic diseases. Most peoples' immune systems protect them from getting PCP.  (+ info)

is a person said to have full blown aids if primary or opportunistic infections occur?

Opportunistic infections will hit people who have HIV, all the time. It need not be full blown AIDS for this.  (+ info)

What opportunistic infections indicate AIDS?

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Using examples, describe how immunosuppression can lead to opportunistic infections in the foot.?

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opportunistic infections may increase the risk of malnutrition in the patient with HIV/AIDS because of?

A. fluid retention
B. further compromise of the immune system
C. reduction in red blood cells causing tissues to not be adequately oxygenated
D. decreased oncotic pressure in the intravascular space

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What are opportunistic infections?

In our bodies, we carry many germs - bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses. When our immune system is working, it controls these germs. But when the immune system is weakened by HIV disease or by some medications, these germs can get out of control and cause health problems.

Infections that take advantage of weakness in the immune defenses are called "opportunistic". The phrase "opportunistic infection" is often shortened to "OI".  (+ info)

what are some opportunistic infections associated with AIDS? what are their symptoms?

what infection isn't? AIDS attacks the autoimmune system, which is your body's only defense against infection. With AIDS, almost any infection is possible. most people with aids die of pneumonia, cancer of one kind or another, or a host of other illnesses. most of these infections would normally be suppressed by the body's natural immunity. AIDS prevents this from happening. staph infections and strep infections are comm0n, and often lethal to the patient.  (+ info)

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