- reinfection by a pathogen that is already in the body.
- infection caused by transfer of a pathogen from one part of the body to another.
Origin of autoinfection
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- infection by a pathogenic agent already within the body or infection transferred from one part of the body to another
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- Reinfection by microbes or parasitic organisms that are present on or within the body.
- Self-infection by direct contact with a contagious agent, as with parasite eggs in the infectious state transmitted by fingernails.autoreinfection