subclinical infection

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subclinical infection


An infection lacking significant clinical signs of disease, which may be recognised only in retrospect–e.g., by a ≥ 4-fold increase in antibody titres against a particular pathogen, especially viral.

Subclinical infections

BacterialBordetella pertussisChlamydia pneumoniae • Chlamydia trachomatisClostridium difficile • enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli • Group A streptococcal infection • Helicobacter pyloriLegionella pneumophilaMycobacterium leprae  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae  • Neisseria meningitidis • Salmonella nontyphoidal and typhoidal • Staphylococcus aureusStreptococcus pneumoniae  • Treponema pallidum 

ParasitesCyclospora cayetanensisDientamoeba fragilisEntamoeba histolytica

Viruses • Dengue virus • Epstein-Barr virus• Herpes simplex (oral herpes, genital herpes, etc.) • HIV-1  • Measles viruses • Noroviruses • Poliovirus  • Rhinoviruses 

Synonym Silent infection 


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