Infection, high risk:

State in which an individual has an increased risk of invasion by pathogenic microorganisms.

Related factors:
– Inadequate primary defenses (skin lesions, tissue trauma, decreased ciliary action, stasis of body fluids).
– Inadequate secondary defenses (decreased hemoglobin, leukopenia, immunosuppression).
– Acquired immunity inappropriate.
– Destruction of tissue and increased environmental exposure.
– Chronic illness.
– Invasive procedures.
– Pharmacological agents and trauma.
– Rupture of amniotic membranes.
– Insufficient knowledge to prevent exposure to pathogens.


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