Infectious Diseases
Medical Definitions and Word Differences

What is a example of a general infection?

User Avatar
Wiki User
February 22, 2011 1:50AM

General infections can be divided into two categories, namely systemic infection and local infection, The cause of a systemic infection comprises of bacteria or virus. The main characteristic of such an infection is that it affects the bloodstream of an individual commonly spread from the genetal area.

A local infection can be explained as that infection, which does not affect the whole body of an individual. Rather, it is limited to a specific portion of the body. It does not attack the bloodstream and is limited to the outer surface of the body. Some of the most common examples of a local infection include an infected wound, an infected cut, usually in the form of puss.