autochthonous infection


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au·toch·tho·nous in·fect·ion

(aw-tok'thŏ-nŭs in-fek'shŭn)
Infection that has originated in the place where found; acquired in a location in which a person is present.

autochthonous infection

Infection caused by organisms normally present in the patient's body. It may occur when host defenses are compromised, or when resident flora are introduced into an abnormal site.
See also: infection
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Deaths were almost exclusively reported in men who had autochthonous infections with serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae.
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For each of these viruses, only 2 autochthonous infections were confirmed, which suggests that rapid detection and control measures implemented around imported and autochthonous cases have been efficient.
Initially, hepatitis E was believed to be endemic only to developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Central America, but recent studies have demonstrated autochthonous infections in industrialized countries (Europe, Japan) (3).
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