The incidence of IF with a cutaneous portal of entry
was 0.43 per 1,000 admissions in period 1 and 6.99 per 1,000 admissions in period 2 (p<0.001).
There is significant evidence that the lung was the portal of entry
in more of the study cases than controls, and there is some evidence that the genitourinary tract was the portal of entry
in more of the controls the an study cases ([X.sub.2] = 14.084, P=.003).
The mouth is a portal of entry
, and these patients can get rare, devastating infections.
The skin is the primary portal of entry
for this virulent pathogen, which can cause disease with an inoculation of fewer than 50 organisms.
Because that wound can serve as a portal of entry
or exit for HIV, someone infected with syphilis can more easily contract HIV infection and also readily pass the deadly virus on to another person.
The portal of entry
of the organism was considered to be that organ system of the body from which the organism entered the blood stream.
The first and the longest segmental artery was extending over the anterior surface of the kidney and had its portal of entry
by piercing the capsule of the anterior substance of the kidney almost 3 cm lateral to the medial border.
Several researchers have postulated that the gills might be the portal of entry
for CyHV-3 (17, 26-28); however, this hypothesis was recently refuted (29).
Because the head is the most common portal of entry
("the shock organ") for inhalant sensitivities--and considering the associated disorders (chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis, otitis media, laryngitis, and vertigo)--the otolaryngologist is uniquely qualified by way of medical and surgical training to diagnose and select the most appropriate and effective means of managing upper respiratory allergic disease.
"We really need to emphasize thatintravenous drug use is the major portal of entry
of the [AIDS] virus into the heterosexual population,' says Neal Steigbigel of the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y.
Inoculation eschars occur at the sites of tick bites and consist of a focus of epidermal and dermal necrosis [approximately equal to] 1 cm in diameter; they represent the portal of entry
of the infectious agent into the host and the first site of challenge between the infected human host and the bacterium.
The portal of entry
of the ameba may be a break in the skin or the respiratory tract by inhalation of wind-blown cysts, with subsequent spread to the CNS through the circulatory system (1).