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English translation: predominant pathogen

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German term or phrase:Leitkeim
English translation:predominant pathogen
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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10:05 Aug 23, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical / Early Caries Detection
German term or phrase: Leit-Keim Konzept
My present job seems to have moved from video interviews to an online survey, still relating to some product or other for early caries detection.

One of the questions in the survey is:

"Ist Ihnen das 'Leit-Keim Konzept' ein Begriff?"

My answer to that would be an emphatic NO! I can't work out what they're on about here. Conductive pathogen concept??? That's a total stab in the dark. Maybe leading pathogen concept??? Another wild guess. I really haven't a clue. But I'm hoping someone here might have a better idea. Please help - I am absolutely stumped! Usually I have some idea of words I'm stuck on, but not this time! (It's the Leit part that's getting me.)
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 09:29
causative pathogen concept
Explanation:
term drawn from the web source cited below (search PDF for "causative" or "cau*)
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Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 23:29
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Thanks Steffen. Your reference started me on the right track. I should have realised "Leitkeim" was one word. I did a monolingual search for "Leitkeim" (bilingual ones didn't work), and found this reference: "Leitkeim (der Keim, der am häufigsten gefunden wurde)"
http://www.endoqm.de/HANDBUCH.DOC
Then this:
"Je nach Infektionsdruck und vorherrschenden Erregern ("Leitkeim")"
http://www.afema-ev.de/pdf/Vortrag_2.pdf

Based on "vorherrschend", I looked up "predominant pathogen" in Yahoo, and got 169 hits (but none for "causative pathogen"). The phrase "predominant pathogen" was used very similarly to "Leitkeim" in a number of cases. It evidently refers to the pathogen that is the most frequently occurring, or predominant, in any given disease.

So it looks like "predominant pathogen concept" is the right answer here.

I'm taking a point off, because you said "causative pathogen concept", whereas my research has convinced me that "predominant pathogen concept" is the way to go. But you still deserve some reward for pointing me in the right direction and for the trouble you went to. It definitely switched a light on for me! Thanks very much once more for your help.

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causative pathogen concept


Explanation:
term drawn from the web source cited below (search PDF for "causative" or "cau*)


    Reference: http://www.wissenschaftliche-verlagsgesellschaft.de/CTJ/CTJ2...
Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 23:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 11870
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Thanks Steffen. Your reference started me on the right track. I should have realised "Leitkeim" was one word. I did a monolingual search for "Leitkeim" (bilingual ones didn't work), and found this reference: "Leitkeim (der Keim, der am häufigsten gefunden wurde)"
http://www.endoqm.de/HANDBUCH.DOC
Then this:
"Je nach Infektionsdruck und vorherrschenden Erregern ("Leitkeim")"
http://www.afema-ev.de/pdf/Vortrag_2.pdf

Based on "vorherrschend", I looked up "predominant pathogen" in Yahoo, and got 169 hits (but none for "causative pathogen"). The phrase "predominant pathogen" was used very similarly to "Leitkeim" in a number of cases. It evidently refers to the pathogen that is the most frequently occurring, or predominant, in any given disease.

So it looks like "predominant pathogen concept" is the right answer here.

I'm taking a point off, because you said "causative pathogen concept", whereas my research has convinced me that "predominant pathogen concept" is the way to go. But you still deserve some reward for pointing me in the right direction and for the trouble you went to. It definitely switched a light on for me! Thanks very much once more for your help.
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