hyperinfection


hyperinfection
Infection by very large numbers of organisms as a result of immunologic deficiency. Cf.:superinfection.

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hy·per·in·fec·tion .hī-pə-rin-'fek-shən n repeated reinfection with larvae produced by parasitic worms already in the body due to the ability of various parasites to complete the life cycle within a single host compare AUTOINFECTION

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hy·per·in·fec·tion (hi″pər-in-fekґshən) infection by exceptionally high numbers of organisms in immunocompromised individuals, used especially of infection by high numbers of helminths as a result of autoinfection.

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