postinfectious

adjective post·in·fec·tious \ ˌpōst-in-ˈfek-shəs \

Definition of postinfectious

: occurring after and especially as a result of an infection
  • postinfectious encephalitis
  • a postinfectious cough

Medical Dictionary

postinfectious

adjective post·in·fec·tious \ -in-ˈfek-shəs \
variants: or post-infectious

medical Definition of postinfectious

: relating to or occurring in the period following infection : caused by a previous infection
  • postinfectious syndromes
  • Estimates of the annual incidence of idiopathic or postinfectious transverse myelitis range from 1.3 to 8 cases per million.
  • —Elliot M. Frohman et al.The New England Journal of Medicine5 Aug. 2010

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