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 DeCS Categories

D23 Biological Factors .
D23.946 Toxins, Biological .
D23.946.896 Virulence Factors .
G06 Microbiological Phenomena .
G06.930 Virulence .
 
 Terms
 Synonyms & Historicals
Documents
LILACS e MDL
 
Virulence Factors .
Factors, Pathogenicity .
Factors, Virulence .
Pathogenicity Factors .
Those components of an organism that determine its capacity to cause disease but are not required for its viability per se. Two classes have been characterized: TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL and surface adhesion molecules that effect the ability of the microorganism to invade and colonize a host. (From Davis et al., Microbiology, 4th ed. p486) .
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Virulence .
Pathogenicity .
The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS. .
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