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(Science: microbiology) A new infection complicating the course of antimicrobial therapy of an existing infectious process and resulting from invasion by bacteria or fungi resistant to the drug in use.

It may occur at the site of the original infection or at a remote site.

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Re: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?

... get to swap genes? :shock: By the way, when a parasitic protozoa exists with a virus inside a host when can that be considered as coinfection or superinfection? :?:

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by ijustwrite
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?
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Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... act at this stage too if, for instance, an immune response reduces the window for simultaneous infection by quickly clearing a virus, or prevents superinfection altogether by blocking secondary infections. Having successfully coinfected a single host, divergent viruses must next coinfect a single ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
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The Fiber Disease

... postinfective skin can be defined as a host pathogen interaction. Sores per definition have the property that they will not easily fall prone to superinfection. If you are in need for therapy; ask Your GP for oral Itraconazol(e) and topical econazole nitrate. Or get the terramycine/ mint oil ...

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by tamtam
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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