skip to main content


Search from vocabulary

Content language

| español français
Search help

Concept information

disease > infectious disease > opportunistic infection

Preferred term

opportunistic infection  


  • An opportunistic infection is an infection caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoa) that take advantage of an opportunity not normally available, such as a host with a weakened immune system, an altered microbiota (such as a disrupted gut microbiota), or breached integumentary barriers. (Wikipedia)

Broader concept(s)

In other languages


Download this concept:

RDF/XML TURTLE JSON-LD Last modified 5/14/20