Common "Opportunistic Bacteria" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

Opportunistic Bacteria

Opportunistic pathogens are microorganisms that do not usually infect healthy hosts but produce infection in hospitals to immunosuppressed persons or those patients presenting underlying diseases such as cystic fibrosis, which favors infection. The opportunistic bacteria do not cause any trouble when a person is healthy and may cause adverse effects in the intestines when the body is weak. Examples of opportunistic bacteria are Bacteroides, E.coli. and Streptococcus.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

What are pseudomonas infections?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about pseudomonas species infection, its treatment and risk factors. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pseudomonas species are gram negative rods and aerobes. They are present almost everywhere. They are opportunistic, which means they may be normally present as commensal in patients and only cause infection when immunity decreases and patient is sick. For same reason the...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.