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PREFERRED TERM

Infection  

NOTE

  • general only as concept of disease caused by microorganisms; many texts saying "infection" & many saying "sepsis" mean BACTERIAL INFECTIONS: check text but note that SEPSIS is available; "infectious disease" can be INFECTION but is more likely COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; policy: Manual 22.12-.19, 23.12+; relation to microorganisms: Manual 22.11-.19 & TN 209; /drug therapy: consider also ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS & its specific groups; /prev = INFECTION CONTROL but see note there

SCOPE NOTE

  • Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.

HISTORY NOTE

  • /prevention & control was INFECTION/prevention & control 1966-91

IN OTHER LANGUAGES

  • Finnish

  • infectio
  • infektiot
  • kontaminaatio
  • tartunnat
  • tartunta
  • Infectio

    Latin (Finland)

  • Swedish

URI

http://www.yso.fi/onto/mesh/D007239

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