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Ch 13 Microbiology
The period between the end of a disease and the complete restoration of health in a patient
microbes enter the body and remains confined to a specific tissue
infection spreads to several sites and tissue fluids usually in the bloodstream
when infectious agent breaks loose from a local infection and is carried to other tissues
several agents establish themselves simultaneously at the infection site
infection involving multiple bacteria (a variety of anaerobes)
Opportunistic infection after a primary (predisposing) infection
diseases that occur quickly and have severe symptoms, but last only for a short time.
Infections that progress and persist over a long period of time
Any objective evidence of disease as noted by an observer
Subjective evidence of disease as sensed by the patient
a disease that can be identified or defined by a certain complex of signs and symptoms
nonspecific response to tissue injury that protects the host from further damage. stimulates immune re-activity and blocks the spread of an infectious agent
the accumulation of fluid in an afflicted tissue
collections of inflammatory cells and microbes in the tissues
an inflamed fibrous lesion enclosing a core of pus
measures the total number of deaths in a population due to a certain disease
the number of persons afflicted with infectious diseases
an infectious disease that exhibits a relatively steady frequency over a long time period
occasional cases are reported at irregular intervals in random locales
A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time
spread of epidemic across continents