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glossary:viremia [2008/04/25 13:22]
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|+||The presence of a [[virus]] in the [[blood]]. Viremia is analogous to bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood) and parasitemia (the presence of a parasite in the blood). Viremia, [[bacteremia]] and [[parasitemia]] are all forms of [[sepsis]] ([[bloodstream]] [[infection]]). |
|+||The term "viremia" was compounded from "virus" and "-emia" (in the blood).|