Example sentences for: immunocompetent

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  • A similar study conducted among immunocompetent persons in the same geographic region found that cryptosporidiosis was only associated with foreign travel but not tap water consumption [ 34 ] . This discordance in results supports the observation that host susceptibility, i.e., immune status, is the primary determinant of developing cryptosporidiosis among AIDS patients.

  • In immunocompetent individuals CMV infections are of chronic or latent type and are usually not associated with clinically detectable disease.

  • Experimental groups included: 1) adult, immunocompetent 129S mice, and 2) adult B6,129S IFN-γR-/- mice, both obtained from Jackson Laboratories (Bar Harbor, MN).

  • Since human infection with Cryptosporidium parvum was first documented in 1976 [ 1 ] , this protozoan parasite has been recognized worldwide as a major cause of diarrheal disease in humans [ 2 ] . In healthy, immunocompetent persons, C. parvum causes a self-limited diarrheal illness (cryptosporidiosis); however, in persons with severe immunosuppression, particularly those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and who have developed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the diarrhea can be prolonged, severe, and life-threatening [ 3 4 ] . Currently there are no effective chemotherapeutic agents against cryptosporidiosis [ 5 ] . Cryptosporidium oocysts are found in the feces of infected humans, livestock, and wild animals [ 6 ] . Humans acquire the infection through person-to-person or animal-to-person contact, ingestion of fecally-contaminated water or food, or contact with fecally-contaminated environmental surfaces [ 7 ] .

  • To enhance pathogenicity, the virus was passed three times in adult immunocompetent CD-1 mice, which were infected with MCMV by i.p.


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