Definition of superinfection in English:


Line breaks: super|infec¦tion
Pronunciation: /suːp(ə)rɪnˈfɛkʃ(ə)n
, sjuːp(ə)rɪnˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Infection occurring after or on top of an earlier infection, especially following treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics.
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    • The percentages of infection relapse or superinfection did not differ significantly between the two patient groups.
    • The first step in management of a possible drug fever is to ensure that there is no superinfection or worsening of tuberculosis.
    • Reinfection refers to elimination of the organism, followed by its return, and superinfection refers to the appearance of a new organism in the culture.

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