Medical Dictionary: Bacteremia
Bacteremia: Medical condition of having bacteria in the bloodstream
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Bacteremia (condition): See Bacteremia (disease information).
Bacteremia (condition): Bacterial infection spreading through the blood.
Bacteremia: An invasion of bacteria into the bloodstream.
Once in the bloodstream, the infection can spread to other parts of
body, producing abscesses, peritonitis (inflammation of abdominal
cavity), endocarditis (inflammation of the heart), or meningitis.
Bacteremia may lead to sepsis or shock, causing a systemic illness
with high fever, blood coagulation (thickening) and eventually organ
More information on medical condition: Bacteremia:
1. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
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