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opportunistic infection


He has been inflicted with a number of opportunistic infections since getting AIDS.
  any infection that takes the opportunity of a weakened immune system to cause disease — especially infections that would cause little or no harm in a healthy person
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  • He has been inflicted with a number of opportunistic infections since getting AIDS.
  • As the immune system gets weak, the more likely I am to get sick, or to develop an opportunistic infection like PCP, toxoplasmosis, or CMV.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • When he’s on duty at the Brigham, Farmer runs the hospital’s aids service, and he’s handled Ti Ofa’s case as he would have in Boston, treating various opportunistic infections with antibacterials, until the infections become chronic.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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Associated words [difficulty]:   opportunistic infection [9] , immune [1] , antibody [6] , immune [1] , antibody [6]
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