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superinfection Syllabification: su·per·in·fec·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌso͞op(ə)rinˈfekSH(ə)n/

Definition of superinfection in English:


Infection occurring after or on top of an earlier infection, especially following treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Example sentences
  • 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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