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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Autoreinfection can occur from slight changes in bowel movements like constipation or diarrhea.
Secondary infections associated with autoreinfection arc caused by bacteria and yeast in the normal flora of the intestinal tract that invade sterile sites of the body.
1) In autoreinfection, the migration of the parasite can last for a few months to years in extreme cases.
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