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1. Inoculation with a vaccine made from microorganisms obtained from the recipient's own body.
2. An infection caused by a disease that has spread from a different part of the body.

au′to·in·oc′u·la·ble adj.


(Medicine) the inoculation of microorganisms (esp viruses) from one part of the body into another, usually in the form of a vaccine


(ˌɔ toʊ ɪˌnɒk yəˈleɪ ʃən)

inoculation with a vaccine prepared from a pathogen within a person's own body.
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STD when it is contracted during a sexual contact from their sexual partner, usually on the genitalia having the risk of sexual transmission and autoinoculation.
Spread to multiple sites may occur following autoinoculation.
Acquisition could be through oral-genital or mouth-to-mouth contact, autoinoculation, or an independent event.
A glove or finger cot should be used to apply the medication to prevent autoinoculation of other body sites and transmission of infection to other people.
Infection is thought to be secondary to trauma or autoinoculation.
Autoinoculation lesions progress through the same stages as the vaccination site lesion; when autoinoculation occurs >5 days postvaccination, lesions and progression are often attenuated (2,3).
However, common warts caused by HPV2, HPV27, and HPV57 can also frequently be found in the anogenital region, especially in children, as a result of autoinoculation from common warts from other parts of the body or infection transmitted from common warts of their parents or household members, and could be clinically misdiagnosed as condylomata acuminata (11-19).
8) The infection is spread through skin-to-skin contact with other individuals and by autoinoculation, which means that the infection can be spread from one area of an individual's skin to another when he or she scratches a lesion and then touches another area.
pneumoniae occurs as the result of direct person-to-person contact via respiratory droplets and by autoinoculation in persons carrying the bacteria in their upper respiratory tract2.
Autoinoculation from scratching may cause the plaque to spread to the contiguous areas, giving it an annular appearance.
The warts can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact and once the skin is infected autoinoculation to secondary sites can occur by scratching, shaving or traumatizing the skin [5].
1815 There have also been reports of autoinoculation of ear canal that result in otomycosis by patient with untreated dermatomycosis.