Infection: Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in part of the body, or in the bodyís bloodstream. ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Symptoms of Infection

Watch Out for Fever: Take your temperature any time you feel warm, flushed, chilled, or not well. If you get a fever during your chemotherapy treatment, itís a medical emergency. Fever may be the only sign that you have ...2

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Complications of Infection

If you have a weak immune system, you're more vulnerable to infections, and there's an increased risk of developing serious complications from infections. In some cases, you may be advised to take regular doses of antibiotics to prevent infections ...3

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Causes List for Infection

Some possible causes of Infection or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Infection

Types may include:5

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Prevention of Infection

Clean Your Hands Often: Clean hands help prevent infections. Many diseases are spread by not cleaning your hands, which is especially dangerous when youíre getting chemotherapy treatment. You and anyone who comes around you, including family members, doctors, and ...6

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ vcrc/ Patients-Info/ Terms
  2. Source: CDC Features: cancer/ dcpc/ resources/ features/ preventinfections/ index.htm
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ non-hodgkin-lymphoma/ complications/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  6. Source: CDC Features: cancer/ dcpc/ resources/ features/ preventinfections/ index.htm

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