holoendemic

Type: Term Pronunciation: hol′ō-en-dem′ik Definitions: 1. Endemic in the entire population (trachoma in villages of Saudi Arabia).
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holoendemic

<epidemiology> An infection whose prevalence is fairly uniform throughout a region, country or continent. ... Often used in the malaria literature. ... (05 Dec 1998) ...
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holoendemic

(hōl″o-en-dem┬┤ik) endemic at a high level in a population, affecting most of the children but affecting the adults in the population less often; see also hyperendemic.
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Holoendemic

A disease is holoendemic when essentially every individual in a population is infected. As the disease is ubiquitous, the young are more likely to express pathogenic responses, whilst the older hosts will carry the disease asymptomatically, or with reduced damage, due to adaptive immunity. Examples of this holoendemic pattern are seen with malaria...
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