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Unusual infection

MedGen UID:
1685049
Concept ID:
C5139132
Disease or Syndrome
HPO: HP:0032101

Definition

A type of infection that is regarded as a sign of a pathological susceptibility to infection. There are five general subtypes. (i) Opportunistic infection, meaning infection by a pathogen that is not normally able to cause infection in a healthy host (e.g., pneumonia by Pneumocystis jirovecii or CMV); (ii) Unusual location (focus) of an infection (e.g., an aspergillus brain abscess); (iii) a protracted course or lack of adequate response to treatment (e.g., chronic rhinosinusitis); (iv) Unusual severity or intensity of an infection; and (v) unusual recurrence of infections. [from HPO]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVUnusual infection

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Moss JT, Wilson JP
Ann Pharmacother 1992 Nov;26(11):1452-5. doi: 10.1177/106002809202601120. PMID: 1477452

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Álvarez Jáñez F, Barriga LQ, Iñigo TR, Roldán Lora F
Radiographics 2021 Jan-Feb;41(1):156-174. doi: 10.1148/rg.2021200046. PMID: 33411616
Foster CE, Taylor M, Schallert EK, Rosenfeld S, King KY
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 Feb;38(2):e32-e34. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002062. PMID: 29620720
Lugo Reyes SO, Ramirez-Vazquez G, Cruz Hernández A, Medina-Torres EA, Ramirez-Lopez AB, España-Cabrera C, Hernandez-Lopez CA, Yamazaki-Nakashimada MA, Espinosa-Rosales FJ, Espinosa-Padilla SE, Murata C
J Clin Immunol 2016 Jan;36(1):56-65. Epub 2015 Dec 28 doi: 10.1007/s10875-015-0226-5. PMID: 26707787
Hill MK, Sanders CV
Crit Care Clin 1998 Apr;14(2):251-62. doi: 10.1016/s0749-0704(05)70394-8. PMID: 9561816
Moss JT, Wilson JP
Ann Pharmacother 1992 Nov;26(11):1452-5. doi: 10.1177/106002809202601120. PMID: 1477452

Diagnosis

Álvarez Jáñez F, Barriga LQ, Iñigo TR, Roldán Lora F
Radiographics 2021 Jan-Feb;41(1):156-174. doi: 10.1148/rg.2021200046. PMID: 33411616
Sundaram TG, Aggarwal A, Ganguly S, Iangngap EK, Marak RSK, Gupta L
Rheumatol Int 2019 Nov;39(11):1995-2003. Epub 2019 Sep 9 doi: 10.1007/s00296-019-04439-w. PMID: 31501996
Rúa Gonzálvez L, Junquera Gutiérrez LM, Donate Pérez Del Molino P, González Soto J, Cobo Díaz JL, de Vicente Rodríguez JC
Gerodontology 2019 Mar;36(1):85-87. Epub 2018 Sep 14 doi: 10.1111/ger.12371. PMID: 30216521
Mahmood M, Ajmal S, Abu Saleh OM, Bryson A, Marcelin JR, Wilson JW
Infect Dis (Lond) 2018 May;50(5):329-339. Epub 2017 Nov 20 doi: 10.1080/23744235.2017.1404630. PMID: 29157060
Srivastava I, Aldape MJ, Bryant AE, Stevens DL
Anaerobe 2017 Dec;48:165-171. Epub 2017 Aug 2 doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2017.07.008. PMID: 28780428

Therapy

Nazish S, Almuhanna M
Ethiop J Health Sci 2023 May;33(3):555-560. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v33i3.20. PMID: 37576167Free PMC Article
Mahmood M, Ajmal S, Abu Saleh OM, Bryson A, Marcelin JR, Wilson JW
Infect Dis (Lond) 2018 May;50(5):329-339. Epub 2017 Nov 20 doi: 10.1080/23744235.2017.1404630. PMID: 29157060
Baker T, Patel A, Halteh P, Toussi SS, DeLaMora P, Lipner S, Schuetz AN, Hartman B
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Jun;88(2):145-151. Epub 2017 Feb 27 doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.02.015. PMID: 28291633
Moss JT, Wilson JP
Ann Pharmacother 1992 Nov;26(11):1452-5. doi: 10.1177/106002809202601120. PMID: 1477452
Littlejohn GO, Dixon PL
J Rheumatol 1984 Jun;11(3):390-1. PMID: 6737381

Prognosis

Kaur H, Reyes-Barron C, Sipprell WH, Cameron A, Louie T, Tsai PR, Scott G
Am J Dermatopathol 2022 Apr 1;44(4):257-259. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000002118. PMID: 34999596
Huang H, Xie L, Zheng Z, Yu H, Tu L, Cui C, Yu J
BMC Gastroenterol 2021 Aug 3;21(1):311. doi: 10.1186/s12876-021-01881-8. PMID: 34404350Free PMC Article
Álvarez Jáñez F, Barriga LQ, Iñigo TR, Roldán Lora F
Radiographics 2021 Jan-Feb;41(1):156-174. doi: 10.1148/rg.2021200046. PMID: 33411616
Sundaram TG, Aggarwal A, Ganguly S, Iangngap EK, Marak RSK, Gupta L
Rheumatol Int 2019 Nov;39(11):1995-2003. Epub 2019 Sep 9 doi: 10.1007/s00296-019-04439-w. PMID: 31501996
Nielsen OH, Rask-Madsen J
Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl 1996;216:149-59. doi: 10.3109/00365529609094569. PMID: 8726287

Clinical prediction guides

Yoon SE, Kim SJ, Yoon DH, Koh Y, Mun YC, Do YR, Choi YS, Yang DH, Kim MK, Lee GW, Suh C, Ko YH, Kim WS
Ann Hematol 2020 Jun;99(6):1283-1291. Epub 2020 Apr 24 doi: 10.1007/s00277-020-04005-6. PMID: 32333154Free PMC Article
Spader TB, Ramírez-Castrillón M, Valente P, Alves SH, Severo LC
Mycopathologia 2019 Feb;184(1):35-43. Epub 2019 Jan 10 doi: 10.1007/s11046-019-0317-6. PMID: 30632048
Srivastava I, Aldape MJ, Bryant AE, Stevens DL
Anaerobe 2017 Dec;48:165-171. Epub 2017 Aug 2 doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2017.07.008. PMID: 28780428
Fan JQ, Liu DR, Li C, Chen G
World J Gastroenterol 2013 Feb 28;19(8):1330-2. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i8.1330. PMID: 23482416Free PMC Article
Fein AM, Feinsilver SH
Semin Respir Infect 1993 Mar;8(1):59-72. PMID: 8372276

Recent systematic reviews

Mahmood M, Ajmal S, Abu Saleh OM, Bryson A, Marcelin JR, Wilson JW
Infect Dis (Lond) 2018 May;50(5):329-339. Epub 2017 Nov 20 doi: 10.1080/23744235.2017.1404630. PMID: 29157060

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