Brogden, Kim A. College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Guthmiller, Janet M. College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
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Contraction of multiple microbial infections. Such infections, which can occur in humans and animals, may be sequential or concurrent. For example, the initial infection may predispose the host to subsequent microbial infections, or the initial infecting microorganism may induce a state of immunosuppression. Concurrent infections are caused by various combinations of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. See also: Bacteria; Disease; Fungi; Parasitology; Virus
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