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Opportunistic infections and diseases occur in people whose
immune systems have been weakened. They usually do not
occur in people who have healthy immune systems. When the immune system is
weakened by a disease such as
HIV infection, opportunistic diseases may cause
serious, even life-threatening, illnesses.
Opportunistic infections that are common in people who have
People who have AIDS are more likely to develop certain cancers, such
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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