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Infections and Infectious Doctrine

  • Elisabeth Presterl
  • Magda Diab-El Schahawi
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
  • Helga Paula
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
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Abstract

Infection is defined as the invasion and propagation of a pathogen in an organism and the (immune) reaction of the organism to the pathogen.

Keywords

Infection Infectious diseases Clinical syndromes 

Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Presterl
    • 1
  • Magda Diab-El Schahawi
    • 1
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
    • 1
  • Helga Paula
    • 1
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hygiene and Infection ControlMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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