Any disease caused by the entrance, growth, and multiplication of microorganisms in the body; a germ disease. It may not be contagious.
Sometimes, as distinguished from contagious disease, such a disease communicated by germs carried in the air or water, and thus spread without contact with the patient, as measles.
or contagious disease, generally a bacterial, viral or fungal organism that is transferred from one organism to another by four main methods of transmission (contact, vehicular, airborne or vector). Contagiousness refers to the ease of transmission of the infective agent. (More? Abnormal Development)
A clinical manifest disease of humans or animals resulting from an infection.
A disease condition caused by the presence or growth of infectious microorganisms or parasites
A clinically evident disease caused by infection.
An illness caused when a microorganism, such as a bacterium or a virus, invades the body, multiplies, and attacks a specific organ or organ system; pneumonia is an example.
A disease caused by pathogenic organisms.
(in·FEC·tious dis·EASE). A disease caused by the introduction of an organic foreign substance into the body, e.g., parasites and viruses.
The treatment of disease that tends to spread or infect others.
A disease that can be transmitted from person to person or from organism to organism, and is caused by a microbial agent ( e.g., common cold).
Diseases predominantly influenced by environmental exposures to a specific bacteria or virus. Genes can make us more prone to infection or determine how sick we get when infected. Example: some individuals who are HIV positive never develop AIDS because of their genetic makeup. Efforts are underway in the scientific community to identify treatment strategies based on this finding.
a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
a consequence of a microbial parasite causing such a degree of harm to its host that it results in a pathological process
a disease caused by a microorganism and therefore potentially infinitely transferable to new individuals
a disease caused by an infectious microbial or parasitic agent
a disease that is caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites
an illness caused by a pathogenic organism
a harmful development capable of causing infection
a disease by or capable of being communicated by the invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in the body tissues (infection).
Disease or disorder caused by a microorganism (bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.)
Disease transmitted by microorganisms
A disease that is caused by or can be transmitted by germs. Not all diseases are highly contagious (easily transmitted to other people). For example, HIV is highly infectious, but is not easily or casually transmitted.
Diagnosis and treatment of infections (both contagious and non-contagious) that cause disease.
a disease caused by agents including bacteria, viruses or parasitic worms. Since air pollution negatively impacts the immune system, the incidence of infectious diseases increases with increased air pollution.
illnesses caused by growth of organisms growing inside or on us. As opposed to colonization, when an organism doesnÂ't invade from its secure site in or on us, an infectious disease will include growth beyond boundaries. Innate immune responseÂ—primordial set of Â“first respondersÂ” includes dendrite cells, macrophages, toll receptors, complement and cytokines.
A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a microbial agent.
The study of a disease caused by the entrance into the body of organisms which grow and multiply.
Viruses and bacteria can affect the vision either by being present in the eye or anywhere along the vision pathways through the brain. Herpes Simplex, Syphilis, HIV, and Tetanus are just a few examples of microorganisms that can affect sight. With HIV, opportunistic infections (infections that normal individuals could fight off) can develop. One such infection is cytomegalovirus. This virus affects the retina and can lead to total sight loss. Prompt treatment with medications can sometimes stop the process.
This service provides consultative services for persons with infectious diseases or disorders which might be infectious.
A disease caused by a disease-causing organism.
Those diseases caused by pathogens (e.g. bacteria, viruses, protozoa, endoparasites). Infectious diseases which are spread by direct contact with infected persons are termed contagious (e.g. sexually transmitted diseases, ebola), although some writers use contagious more loosely as a synonym for all infectious diseases.
A specialty focusing on the diagnosis, cause, and treatment of contagious disease.
Branch of medicine dealing with diseases caused by the growth of organisms in the body. Some of these diseases may be contagious. Find an infectious disease doctor
Disease caused by the actions of a living organism.
a disease caused by a germ (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites).
disease caused by the intrusion of bacteria, a virus, fungus or parasite that may reproduce and cause damage.
a disease that is caused by a pathogen, which can be spread from a diseased to a healthy plant
Diagnose and treat infectious disorders such as sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and conditions acquired while traveling. The mainstay of treatment is the use of antibiotic and other antimicrobial drugs, which must be carefully selected in order to be effective. Infectious disease is a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases of all types. Treatment of patients with HIV infection and AIDS is common. Diagnosis and management of unusual infections or unexplained fevers.
disease caused by a biological agent (e.g. virus, bacterium or parasite), as opposed to physical (e.g. burns) or chemical(e.g. intoxication) causes.
A disease that can be spread from one person to another.
The treatment of the disease process dealing with the suppression of the immune system.
disease caused by a parasitic micro-organism. The parasite can be transmitted from the diseased individual to another individual of the same species. Examples for humans would include common cold, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS.
An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease of humans or animals that damages or injures the host so as to impair host function, and results from the presence and activity of one or more pathogenic microbial agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. Transmission of an infectious disease may occur through several pathways; including through contact with infected individuals, by water, food, airborne inhalation, or through vector-borne spread.