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glossary:bacteremia [2007/09/05 07:17]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:bacteremia [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +====== Bacteremia: ======
 +(1) The presence of [[bacteria]] in the [[blood]]. Bacteremia is diagnosed by growing organisms from a [[blood]] sample and treatment is with [[antibiotic]]s. ​
  
 +See: [[:​Infections Associated with Lymphedema]]
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 +(2) The presence of live [[bacteria]] in the [[bloodstream]]. Bacteremia is analogous to viremia (the presence of a [[virus]] in the blood) and parasitemia (the presence of a parasite in the [[blood]]). Bacteremia, [[viremia]] and [[parasitemia]] are all forms of [[sepsis]] (bloodstream [[infection]]). The term "​bacteremia"​ was compounded from "​bacteria"​ and "​-emia"​ (in the blood). Also called bacillemia.
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