Infecciones secundarias

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Es una infección que se presenta durante o después del tratamiento de otra infección preexistente y que puede originarse por el tratamiento en sí o a raíz de cambios en el sistema inmunitario.

Por ejemplo, una candidiasis vaginal que se presenta después de un tratamiento con antibióticos de una infección bacteriana es una infección secundaria. Otro ejemplo es una neumonía bacteriana después de una infección viral de las vías respiratorias altas.

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  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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