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Superinfection

"Superinfection" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A frequent complication of drug therapy for microbial infection. It may result from opportunistic colonization following immunosuppression by the primary pathogen and can be influenced by the time interval between infections, microbial physiology, or host resistance. Experimental challenge and in vitro models are sometimes used in virulence and infectivity studies.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Superinfection" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Superinfection" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 49 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2002 and 2012
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