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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.
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(Medicine) the inoculation of microorganisms (esp viruses) from one part of the body into another, usually in the form of a vaccine
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(ˌɔ toʊ ɪˌnɒk yəˈleɪ ʃən)

inoculation with a vaccine prepared from a pathogen within a person's own body.
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(6) However, HPV oral infection is also transmitted by autoinoculation of existing genital or skin lesions and may also be transmitted vertically from the mother to the fetus.
The dominance of B23 phylosubgroup can be attributed to that most of ExPEC belong to group B2 and D while presence of isolated belong to intestinal phylogroups (A and B1) may be due to contamination and autoinoculation from feces in person with low personal hygiene (Cao et al., 2011; Luo et al., 2011; Merza and Jubrael, 2015; Abdullah and Lakshmidevi, 2016).
Warts were diffusely distributed in a lesser number of patients and resulted probably due to autoinoculation.
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. [2] So, GM being as a STD will have to be compared clinically in HIV status.
Spread to multiple sites may occur following autoinoculation. Lymphatic and hematogenous spread may rarely develop producing elephantiasis.
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.
Autoinoculation, the unintentional transfer of virus from the vaccination site to elsewhere on the vaccinee's body, can occur from hands or fomites; the most common nonocular transfer sites are the arm, elbow, and shoulder (2,3).
(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].