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What's the difference between bacteremia, toxemia & septicemia ?

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Synonyms: Bactermia and septicemia are terms for the presence of bacteria, fungi, or viruses in the blood although typically used for bacteria. Toxemia means the presence of inflammatory toxins in the blood which may be part of septicemia so the terms are similar.

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