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types of bacteremia

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
None: Anyone who tells you that bacteria in your blood are making your hair fall out is misinformed or worse. Every one of us gets a few bacteria in our blo ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Bacteremia can cause meningitis
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Words matter: The blood is the bodies resource highway. The "emia" means the germ would be on that highway. Meningitis can result when germs travel there in the blo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Septicemia: Bacteremia means presence of bacteria in the blood stream. Septicemia (also called sepsis) is a state of microbial invasion from a portal of entry int ... Read More
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
They are different: Bacteremia is bacteria that is in the blood. Septicemia, or sepsis, is a total body reaction to an infection somewhere in the body. Many times, bacter ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria vs Toxins: Septicemia is defined as the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood stream while bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood stream.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Septicemia is a disease; bacteremia can be present, for a short time and without causing disease, in many cases, including right after dental treatmen ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
45 years experience Dentistry
Probably not, but...: Although i'm unaware of studies that address this question, the intuitive answer would be "no". The bacteria count under the gum is so high that any c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Cause of what?: I do not understand your question. The cause of bacteremia is Strep Mutans unless something else comes up. Strep Mutans is found in many different pla ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: You will naturally have low energy and aches/pains during the recovery process, but the immune system is still working. It is wise to avoid persons wi ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Three best ways...: The best ways to avoid getting a respiratory infection are... 1. Wash your hands frequently 2. Wash your hands frequently 3. Wash your hands freque ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but: the infection can be quite silent. Also, if someone is immunosuppressed, the signs will be quite suppressed.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Only you can say: You wouldn't quit driving if you were in a wreck would you ? Unless your doc has found you have an immune defect you should consider this just an unex ... Read More

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