n.1.(Med.) Poisoning caused by a virus that originates and develops in the organism itself.
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(14) The problem with this high carriage rate among both groups is the high risk of the development of subsequent MRSA infections either through transmission from healthcare workers to patients or through auto-infection. (15) The prevalence of MRSA in clinical and nasal carriage samples was comparable, probably because the studied infections were mostly from the outpatient clinic (i.e., mostly community-acquired MRSA).
In our case, the respiratory complaints, abnormal imaging findings, and resolution of symptoms with treatment are highly suggestive of an accelerated auto-infection involving the lungs despite the failure to isolate larvae from a sputum sample.
Strongyloides stercoralis is atypical in the helminthic group undergoing auto-infection, where the parasite undergoes reproduction within human beings leading to infection lasting for ages.