Word list - Infectious diseases in oral care practice

Word list - Infectious diseases in oral care practice
Word list about the subject Infectious diseases in oral care practice.

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AIDS: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, severe chronic disease that weakens the immune system

Biofilm: Slimy, high protein layer that forms on the inside of hoses and tubes, regardless of whether it concerns new or old pipes

PRMO: Particularly Resistant Micro-Organisms

HBV: Hepatitis B-Virus

HCV: Hepatitis C-Virus

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Idiopathically: Without known cause

Legionella pneumophila: Bacterium that can occur in the biofilm of thin water pipes with stagnant water. The bacterium can cause serious legionnaires if inhaled

Duty to report: Obligation to report certain serious diseases to the GGD; on the basis of these data, an investigation can be made, if necessary, into the possible source of contamination

MRSA: Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a bacterial strain that can not be defused with regular antibiotics

MRSE: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Epidermidis, a bacterial strain that can not be defused with regular antibiotics

RIVM: National Institute for Health and Environment

Seropositive: Person infected with HIV; there are no symptoms of AIDS (yet)

Shedding: Secretion of virus particles in infected individuals

STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease, also called venereal disease or STI (Gonorrhea, Syphilis, AIDS, Hepatitis B, C)

Titer determination: Blood tests in which it is checked whether the body has produced sufficient antibodies against the disease in question

Vaccination status: Degree of protection against certain infectious diseases

Legionnaires disease: Serious illness often fatal, in persons with reduced resistance caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila

Viral load: Amount of live virus that a patient has in the blood