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(New page: {{BioPsy}} {{Expert}} An '''opportunistic infection''' is an infectous disorder caused by pathogens that usually do not cause disease in a healthy immune system. A [[Immunodef...)
 
 
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An '''opportunistic infection''' is an [[infectous disorder]] caused by [[pathogen]]s that usually do not cause disease in a healthy [[immune system]]. A [[Immunodeficiency|compromised immune system]], however, presents an "opportunity" for the pathogen to infect.
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An '''opportunistic infection''' is an [[infectious disorder]] caused by [[pathogen]]s that usually do not cause disease in a healthy [[immune system]]. A [[Immunodeficiency|compromised immune system]], however, presents an "opportunity" for the pathogen to infect.
   
 
==Evidence for the link betweeen opportunistic infections and psychological factors==
 
==Evidence for the link betweeen opportunistic infections and psychological factors==

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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:


Other causesEdit

Types of infectionsEdit

These infections include:

TreatmentEdit

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


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