Glossary

Infection

Infection
Infection of the skin (dermatitis)

The term infection is used when pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites) enter a host organism, multiply and consequently trigger symptoms and signs of disease, respectively. The resulting symptoms are termed infectious disease.

Infections are, for example, distinguished by

  • the organ affected (wound, respiratory system, skin, urinary system),
  • their origin (endogenous, exogenous),
  • the transmission path (contact, smear, airborne infection)

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