Opportunistic infection

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Opportunistic infections (OI) are caused by micro-organisms (sometimes called opportunists) that under normal circumstances do not cause infections, but in certain clinical contexts, most commonly immunosuppression, may become pathogenic 1.

Terms used in radiology

Article information

rID: 74241
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Opportunist
  • Opportunists
  • Opportunistic infections

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