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 +The presence of a parasite in the [[blood]]. For example, malarial parasitemia. ​
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 +Parasitemia is analogous to [[bacteremia]] (the presence of bacteria in the blood) and [[viremia]] (the presence of a [[virus]] in the blood). Parasitemia,​ bacteremia and viremia are all forms of sepsis ([[bloodstream]] [[infection]]). ​
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 +The term "​parasitemia"​ was compounded from "​parasite"​ and "​-emia"​ (in the blood).
  
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