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au·to·in·fec·tion

(aw'tō-in-fek'shŭn),
1. Reinfection by microbes or parasitic organisms that have already passed through an infective cycle.
2. Self-infection by direct contagion, as with pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) eggs passed in the infectious state and transmitted by fingernails (anal-oral route).

autoinfection

(ô′tō-ĭn-fĕk′shən)
n.
Infection, such as recurrent boils, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that persist on or in the body.

autoinfection

1 an infection by disease organisms already present in the body but developing in a different body part.
2 a reinfection by microbes or parasitic organisms.

au·to·in·fec·tion

(aw'tō-in-fek'shŭn)
1. Reinfection by microbes or parasitic organisms on or within the body that have already passed through an infective cycle, such as a succession of boils, or a new infective cycle with production of a new generation of larvae and adults.
2. Self-infection by direct contagion as with parasite eggs passed in the infectious state transmitted by fingernails (anal-oral route).
Synonym(s): autoreinfection.

autoinfection

Infection with bacteria or viruses surviving on or in the body, or transferred from one part of the body to another.

Autoinfection

An infection caused by a disease agent that is already present in the body.
Mentioned in: Threadworm Infection

autoinoculation

; autoinfection secondary infection originating from a distant focus of infection, e.g. infection of defective heart valves via bacteraemia due to infected ingrowing toenail

au·to·in·fec·tion

(aw'tō-in-fek'shŭn)
Reinfection by microbes or parasitic organisms that have already passed through an infective cycle.

autoinfection

spread of an infection from part of the body to another.
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Strongyloidasis is defined by acute manifestation, autoreinfection, or hyperinfection.

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