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An opportunistic infection is an infectious disorder caused by pathogens that usually do not cause disease in a healthy immune system. A compromised immune system, however, presents an "opportunity" for the pathogen to infect.

Evidence for the link betweeen opportunistic infections and psychological factorsEdit

Possible explainations of this linkEdit

A link between psychological factors and such infections may occur in a number of waysways:


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Types of infectionsEdit

These infections include:

TreatmentEdit

Treatment depends on the type of opportunistic infection, but usually involves different antibiotics.


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