A 24-year-old member asked:
Is septicemia the same thing as sepsis?
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sort of: Usually the terms "bacteremia" is used to describe bacteria in the bloodstream that are not necessarily causing in inflmmatory, infecious response. Sepsis (or septicema) is the result of bacteremia when symptoms of inflammation occur.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Sepsis and septicemia are they the same thing?
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Palliative Care 27 years experience
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