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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).
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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.
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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.
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autoinfection

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

An infection caused by a disease agent that is already present in the body.
Mentioned in: Threadworm Infection
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au·to·in·fec·tion

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