Example sentences for: immunocompetent

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  • A lack of any documented risk of staphylococcal infections among workers processing and handling wastewater and sewage sludges may reflect the fact that workers are more immunocompetent than the general population, or that adequate epidemiological studies have not been done.

  • In the immunocompetent group of animals these infiltrates were cleared by 8 weeks after infection and from that point these animals were histologically indistinguishable from the uninfected group.

  • Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a coccidian parasite, Cryptosporidium , which is transmitted in its infective form, the oocyst, by the fecal-oral route [ 1 ] . It causes self-limited, watery diarrhea in immunocompetent individuals but can be severe and life threatening in people with immunosuppressive conditions [ 2 ] . Because of the severe nature of the disease in the immunocompromised, most epidemiologic studies have focussed on people with HIV/AIDS and other immunosuppressed states [ 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ] . What is known about transmission patterns in the general US population is based on studies undertaken during outbreaks of the disease, usually waterborne [ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ] . Even though cryptosporidiosis is a reportable disease, limited data are available on the routes of endemic transmission and on accurate incidence rates of cryptosporidiosis, especially in the immunocompetent population.

  • Both immunocompetent 129S and immunodeficient IFN-γR-/- mice were infected by i.p.

  • In the US the potential for drinking water to be associated with cryptosporidiosis among immunocompetent persons is relevant since most major known outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis involved transmission through contaminated water [ 10 11 15 16 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ] . Additionally, other modes of transmission are of interest because of published reports implicating them (such as food, travel, institution-associated, sexual behavior, etc.) [ 1 2 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 ] . This study was undertaken as the first population-based study in the United States of risk factors for endemic cryptosporidiosis in immunocompetent persons.


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