Infection FAQs:

Q: Is infection the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents?

A: Yes, and their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce.

Q: Are infections characterized by the continual presence of the infectious organism?

A: Yes, and often as latent infection with occasional recurrent relapses of active infection.

Q: Are infections apparent and clinical?

A: Yes, and whereas an infection that is active but does not produce noticeable symptoms may be called inapparent, silent, subclinical, or occult.

Q: Is infection a sequela or complication of a root cause?

A: Yes.

Q: Is infection the most common cause include pneumonia?

A: Yes, and meningitis and salpingitis.

Q: Is infection important yet often challenging?

A: Yes.

Q: Are infections initially diagnosed by primary care physicians or internal medicine specialists?

A: Yes.

Q: Is infection latent tuberculosis?

A: Yes.

Q: Are infections referred to as infectious disease?

A: Yes.

Q: Are infections any of those from the Herpesviridae family?

A: Yes.

Q: Is infection infection that is?

A: Yes, or can practically be viewed as, the root cause of the current health problem.

Q: Are infections symptomatic?

A: Yes.

Q: Are infections caused by infectious agents including viruses?

A: Yes, and viroids, prions, bacteria, nematodes such as parasitic roundworms and pinworms, arthropods such as ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, fungi such as ringworm, and other macroparasites such as tapeworms and other helminths.

Q: Is infection benign?

A: Yes.

Q: Is infection not synonymous with an infectious disease?

A: Yes, as some infections do not cause illness in a host.

Q: Is infection an acute infection?

A: Yes.

Q: Is infection a chronic infection?

A: Yes.