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Opportunistic infections

opportunistic infections

infections that occur in persons with weak immune systems due to aIDS, cancer or immunosuppressive drugs such as corticosteroids or chemotherapy. PCP, toxoplasmosis and cytornegalovirus are all examples of OIs.


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Brewer's Yeast strains

... human biology. Other species of yeast, such as Candida albicans, are opportunistic pathogens and can cause infections in humans. Yeasts have recently been used to generate electricity in microbial fuel ...

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by aswini
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:42 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Brewer's Yeast strains
Replies: 1
Views: 4648

Viruses and Evolution

... organisms than their normal hosts and thus often cause too fulminant infections, sometimes even killing the new host. But considering the vast ... targets and thus can have a wider spectrum of hosts, or they can cause opportunistic infections even if they normally were free-living non-pathogens ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:45 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Viruses and Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 6932

There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??

... something about statistics: you say that HAART causes more deaths than opportunistic infections. Well, at the moment this could even be the case among patients on HAART, because ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:53 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??
Replies: 11
Views: 19765

Re: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??

... patients, MORE are dying from drug type side effects than the known opportunistic infections. I'll also agree that 1% of deaths is still a lot, but it's hardly an epidemic of ...

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by JPisME
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??
Replies: 11
Views: 19765

Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

... "holds great promise for treatment of HIV-1, HSV-1, and HCM infections, which is particularly advantageous for AIDS patients who are ... of these bacteria in the intestine reduces potential problems from opportunistic pathogens like E. coli and Candida albicans. Studies show when ...

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by allseasons
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?
Replies: 38
Views: 148042
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