autoinoculation


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autoinoculation

[¦ȯd·ō·in‚äk·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Spread of a disease from one part of the body to another.
Injection of an autovaccine.
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VIG can be used to treat autoinoculation of the eye, eczema vaccinatum, generalized vaccinia, and progressive vaccinia.
Other complications include autoinoculation, in which traces of the vaccine can be transmitted by a health worker's hands to the eyes, for example; progressive vaccinia (also called vaccinia gangrenosa); and eczema vaccinatum, a widespread skin reaction in patients with atopic dermatitis.
E58t strain (ST39; cluster III) was isolated from the conjunctiva of a trachoma patient, most likely representing autoinoculation from the urogenital tract, because all other isolates of this ST were from STIs.
There were no cases of smallpox autoinoculation among the vaccinated individuals, and the low rate of vaccinia recovery at any site other than the vaccination site suggests that occlusive bandages provide excellent protection against inadvertent transmission of vaccinia virus, the investigators concluded.