Medical Definition of Self-infection

1. 1. Reinfection by microbes or parasitic organisms on or within the body that have already passed through an infective cycle, such as a succession of boils, or a new infective cycle with production of a new generation of larvae and adults, as by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis or the cestode Hymenolepsis nana. 2. Self-infection by direct contagion as with parasite eggs passed in the infectious state transmitted by fingernails (anal-oral route), as with the pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis. Synonym: autoreinfection, self-infection. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-infection

self-image
self-images
self-immolate
self-immolation
self-immolations
self-importance
self-important
self-imposed
self-improvement
self-incrimination
self-induced
self-inductance
self-induction
self-indulgence
self-indulgent
self-infection (current term)
self-inflicted
self-injure
self-injured
self-injures
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self-injury
self-insertion
self-insurance
self-interest
self-involved
self-justification
self-justificatory
self-kill

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