autoinfection

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au·to·in·fec·tion

 (ô′tō-ĭn-fĕk′shən)
n.
Infection, such as recurrent boils, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that persist on or in the body.

autoinfection

(ˌɔːtəʊɪnˈfɛkʃən)
n
(Pathology) infection by a pathogenic agent already within the body or infection transferred from one part of the body to another

au•to•in•fec•tion

(ˌɔ toʊ ɪnˈfɛk ʃən)

n.
infection caused by a pathogen that is already in one's own body.
[1900–05]
Translations

autoinfection

n (Med) → Autoinfektion f

au·to·in·fec·tion

n. autoinfección, infección causada por un agente del propio organismo.
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It has the ability to autoinfect the host and can cause hyperinfection in those who are immunocompromised.