Mar 1, 1999
WHAT IS AN OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION?
Response from Dr. Currier
The term opportunistic infection is used to describe infections that occur in people who have deficiencies in their immune system- it is opportunistic because these infections take advantage of the "defect" in the host.
How do I get help for a friend in the Phlippines
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