Opportunistic Infections and Medical Errors

Opportunistic infection is an infection caused by pathogens like bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoa that take advantage of an opportunity that is not normally available such as a host with a weakened immune system, a modified micro biota (like disturbed Intestinal flora) or violated the integumentary barriers. Many of these pathogens do not cause disease in a healthy host that is a normal immune system. However, a compromised immune system, penetrating injury or lack of competition from normal commensals presents an opportunity for the pathogen to infect.

  • Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections
  • Virulence factors of the human opportunistic pathogen
  • Role of comorbidities in contracting infection
  • Infectious exposures to avoid
  • Current options and advances in treatment of opportunistic infections
  • Emerging opportunistic human pathogens

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