Consequences of illness
Such a further infection after a primary infection can pose major problems for the immune system and also complicate therapy and medication . The course of such a disease is usually more severe and is characterized by a variety of symptoms . Usually a syndrome develops .
Secondary infections with viruses , bacteria or fungal diseases are of particular importance if the primary infection is accompanied by a weakening of the immune system ; Examples of this are a secondary infection with fungi in AIDS patients and a secondary infection with bacteria during an influenza infection.
Well-known, frequent pathogens of secondary infections are, for example, the herpes viruses .
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