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.
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).
Several autochthonous infections have been reported in Tinzaouatine (Table).
Exact sources and risk factors for these autochthonous infections in Germany often remain unknown because routine surveillance data lack detail.
are endemic to southern Germany and may cause autochthonous infections.
From 1982 to 2000, a total of 126 alveolar echinococcosis patients with autochthonous infections reportedly received treatment in German clinics (8).
In Belgium, the first three patients with autochthonous infections lived in areas with low parasite prevalence (final report to the European Commission, Directorate General V (EurEchinoReg, unpub, data, 1999).