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Descriptor English:   Infection 
Descriptor Spanish:   Infección 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Infecção 
Synonyms English:   Infections  
Tree Number:   C01.539
Definition English:   Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general only as concept of disease caused by microorganisms; many texts saying "infection" & many saying "sepsis" mean BACTERIAL INFECTIONS: check text but note that SEPSIS is available; "infectious disease" can be INFECTION but is more likely COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; policy: Manual 22.12-.19, 23.12+; relation to microorganisms: Manual 22.11-.19 & TN 209; /drug therapy: consider also ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS & its specific groups; /prev = INFECTION CONTROL but see note there
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Infection/prevention & control use Infection Control
See Related English:   Anti-Infective Agents
History Note English:   /prevention & control was INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PX psychology RT radiotherapy
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy TM transmission
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   7414 
Unique Identifier:   D007239 

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