retroinfection

retroinfection

(rĕt″rō-ĭn-fĕk′shŭn) [L. retro, backward, + infectio, infection]
An infection communicated by the fetus in utero to the mother.
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Nocturnal migration of gravid females results in deposition of eggs in the perianal folds, which are either self ingested (feco-oral route of transmission), transmitted to others through fomites or the eggs hatch under optimal conditions and larvae migrate to rectum in a process called 'retroinfection'.
Severe complications of PSE include peritonitis and splenic abscess that are related to excessive embolic volume, damaged immune function of the spleen, poor aseptic processing during the operation [2], and retroinfection by intestinal anaerobic bacterium which may cause peritonitis.