autovaccination


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autovaccination

 [aw″to-vak″sĭ-na´shun]
treatment with autovaccine.

au·to·vac·ci·na·tion

(aw'tō-vak'si-nā'shŭn),
A second vaccination with virus from a vaccine sore or liberation of antigenic products from invading microorganisms on the same patient.

autovaccination

1 The use of materials derived from an invading organism or the diseased tissue of an individual.
2 a second vaccination in which a virus from the first vaccine sore is used.

autovaccination

treatment with autovaccine.
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This case illustrates several issues: 1) domestic animals such as cats (3), dogs (3,4), and rabbits (9) may serve as reservoirs for EHEC, irrespective of whether they are the primary or secondary source for these bacteria; 2) domestic cats as carriers may excrete EHEC for a prolonged period; 3) autovaccination may be effective for treating EHEC-infected animals; and 4) fondness for pets may be problematic: although EHEC O145:H--is among the 4 most often isolated EHEC serotypes associated with severe colitis or life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (10), the girl's parents, after weighing the infectious risks against the psychological benefits for both their daughter and her feline companion, decided not to send the cat to an animal shelter until its EHEC infection disappeared.
Clinical picture and isolation of EHEC serotype 0145:H-from stool samples of child and her cat * Date Girl Cat Dec 1, 2004 Vomiting and diarrhea Dec 9 Tested positive ND Dec 22 Tested positive Tested positive Dec 28 Tested positive ND Jan 10, 2005 Tested positive ND Jan 17 Tested positive ND Jan 21 Tested negative ND Jan 24 Tested positive Tested positive, treated with probiotics Feb 1 Tested positive ND Mar 4 Tested negative ND Mar 12 Tested negative ND Apr 25 ND Tested positive Jun 25-Jul 4 ND Autovaccination Jul 29 ND Tested negative Aug 11 ND Tested negative * EHEC, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli; positive and negative refer to the isolation of EHEC serotype O145:H-; ND, no testing was done.
The benefits of STIs, including the potential to induce autovaccination, have been studied extensively in patients chronically infected with HIV.
6,21,25) In contrast to patients with PHI, (11,16) patients chronically infected with HIV did not experience an autovaccination event in a manner that enhanced viral control or lowered the viral set-point.