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A tumorlike mass of inflammatory tissue consisting of a central collection of macrophages, often including multinucleated giant cells, surrounded by lymphocytes.
A disease characterized by the formation of granulomas
The period between the infection of an individual by a pathogen and the manifestation of the disease it causes
A vague indefinite feeling of discomfort, debilitation, or lack of health.
A disease caused by a microorganism that does not ordinarily cause disease but becomes pathogenic under certain circumstances.
An abnormal sensation such as prickling or tingling
A microorganism that causes disease
An infectious disease not detectable by the usual clinical signs
An infection involving the distal phalanx of a finger.
What are (2) Factors that allow a microorganism to cause disease?
1. An organism is pathogenic
2. State of body's defenses.
What (2) Categories are Microorganisms typically classified as?
What (3) Factors must occur in order for an organism to cause disease?
1. The organism must gain access to the hosts body.
2. The organism must accommodate to growth in the human environment.
3. The organism must have the ability to avoid multiple host defenses.
What are (6) Defense Mechanisms:
1. Intact Skin
2. Mucosal Surfaces
3. Antimicrobial secretory & excretory products on the skin and mucosa
4. Competition of the components of normal microflora
5. Inflammatory response (localized)
6. Immune response (systemic)
The Oral Cavity can play a primary and secondary role to pathogenic infections. What are these (2) roles?
1. Primary site of involvement of an infectious disease.
2. Oral manifestations from a systemic infection.
Local infections can be transmitted from