Definitions for "Secondary infection"
An infection that develops in an individual who is already infected with a different pathogen
An infection that follows and sometimes complicates a primary infection. Secondary infections are usually caused by a different germ than the one that caused the first infection. For example, a secondary bacterial skin infection on the feet can occur over a pre-existing fungus infection on the feet.
an infection by a microorganism subsequent to and simultaneous with an infection by a different microorganism