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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0009450

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26726  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A disorder resulting from the presence and activity of a microbial, viral, fungal, or parasitic agent. It can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact.

RADLEX Definition: Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury. A local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute, or chronic clinical infection or disease state. It may also become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system. (From Dorland, 27th ed) [MeSH]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air, soil and water. You can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains a germ. Germs can also spread through animal and insect bites, kissing and sexual contact. Vaccines, proper hand washing and medicines can help prevent infections.

There are four main kinds of germs:

  • Bacteria - one-celled germs that multiply quickly and may release chemicals which can make you sick
  • Viruses - capsules that contain genetic material, and use your own cells to multiply
  • Fungi - primitive plants, like mushrooms or mildew
  • Protozoa - one-celled animals that use other living things for food and a place to live

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NCI-GLOSS Definition: Invasion and multiplication of germs in the body. Infections can occur in any part of the body and can spread throughout the body. The germs may be bacteria, viruses, yeast, or fungi. They can cause a fever and other problems, depending on where the infection occurs. When the body's natural defense system is strong, it can often fight the germs and prevent infection. Some cancer treatments can weaken the natural defense system.

NICHD Definition: A disorder resulting from the presence and activity of a microbial, viral, fungal, or parasitic agent. It can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact.

CDISC Definition: A disorder resulting from the presence and activity of a microbial, viral, or parasitic agent. It can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact. (NCI)

MSH Definition: An illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal or human host.

CSP Definition: broad class of diseases whose causative agents may be passed between individuals in many different ways.

CSP Definition: invasion and growth of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury; a local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute, or chronic clinical infection or disease state or it may become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system; does not always lead to injury of the host even if the pathogen is potentially virulent.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Clinical Infection
Communicable disease (navigational concept)
Communicable Diseases [Disease/Finding]
Communicable diseases
communicable disease
COMMUNICABLE DIS
Contagious disease (navigational concept)
contagious disease
disease caused by microorganism
Disease due to infection
Disease, Communicable
Disease, Infectious
Diseases, Communicable
Diseases, Infectious
Disorder due to infection
ID
INFECT DIS
Infect/parasite dis NOS
Infection [Disease/Finding]
Infections and infestations
INFECTION
Infectious and parasitic diseases, unspecified
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Infectious disease (disorder)
Infectious disease NOS
Infectious Diseases [Disease/Finding]
Infectious Diseases and Manifestations
infectious diseases
Infectious Disease
Infectious Disorder
Infectious
Infective disorder
Infec
Infektion
microbial colonization
Unspecified infectious and parasitic diseases

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C26726 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN general or unspecified; prefer specific disease MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PP PS PX RH RT SU TH TM UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CITE Playbook RADLEX
Contributing_Source CDISC NCI
Contributing_Source CTRP NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID A.... SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU1V7 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU1Xj SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 12/02/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0715-6766 CSP
DID 4000-0216 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EC prevention & control:Communicable Disease Control MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
FDA_Table Patient Code (Appendix B) NCI
FX D004197 MSH
ICE Infectious disease NOS; Parasitic disease NOS ICD9CM
ICN Note: Categories for "late effects of infectious and parasitic diseases are to be found at 137-139 ICD9CM
INTL_SOC_SORT_ORDER 01 MDR
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D003141 NDFRT
MESH_DUI D007239 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Communicable Diseases NDFRT
MESH_NAME Infection NDFRT
MESH_UI M0004868 NDFRT
MESH_UI M0011294 NDFRT
MMR 20160512 MSH
MN C01.539.221 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MODULE_ID 731000124108 SNOMEDCT_US
MODULE_NAME US National Library of Medicine maintained module SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infectiousdiseases.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/infectiousdiseases.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NCI_THESAURUS_CODE C26726 PDQ
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Infectious Disorder NCI
NUI N0000000007 NDFRT
NUI N0000000825 NDFRT
NUI N0000001681 NDFRT
ORIG_STY Secondary related condition PDQ
PID 4464 PDQ
RXAUI 3134662 RXNORM
RXAUI 3134663 RXNORM
RXAUI 3180472 RXNORM
RXAUI 3180473 RXNORM
RXAUI 3180967 RXNORM
RXAUI 3180968 RXNORM
RXAUI 3180969 RXNORM
RXCUI 1023583 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 189822004 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 190563008 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 191415002 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 40733004 NDFRT
SNOMEDID DE-00000 SNOMEDCT_US
SNOMEDID DE-00037 SNOMEDCT_US
SNOMEDID DE-0003A SNOMEDCT_US
SOS Excludes: acute respiratory infections (460-466); carrier or suspected carrier of infectious organism (V02.0-V02.9); certain localized infections; influenza (487.0-487.8, 488.01-488.19) ICD9CM
SOS Includes: diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissable as well as a few diseases of unknown but possibly infectious origin ICD9CM
SOS Use *+GH16 communicable disease* for concepts such as bladder infection, upper respiratory tract infection, eye infection, etc. Use *+GG16.6 infection* for documents dealing with the process of infection (e.g., "T-cell suppression in infection," or "infection of wounds"). *+GH16 communicable disease* may be used alone or combined with a descriptor from *+W living organisms* or *+XF body system or organ* to refer to infectious diseases caused by specific organisms or affecting certain organs. AOD
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS B99 | POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR CAUSATIVE AGENT CODE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~B99 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS B99.9 | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING BEFORE 29.0 DAYS CHOOSE P39.9 | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | < 29.0 days SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~B99.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~P39.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~A.... SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU1V7 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU1Xj SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DE-00000 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DE-00037 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DE-0003A SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T009157 MSH
TERMUI T009158 MSH
TH BIOETHICS (1989) MSH
TH POPLINE (1978) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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