[ soo-per-in-fek-shuhn ]
/ ˈsu pər ɪnˌfɛk ʃən /
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marked proliferation of a parasitic microorganism during antimicrobial treatment for another infection.
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Medical definitions for superinfection
[ sōō′pər-ĭn-fĕk′shən ]
The act or process of superinfecting a cell or an organism.
An infection following a previous infection, especially when caused by microorganisms that have become resistant to the antibiotics used earlier.
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