Can bacteremia remain in the bloodstream for quite a while until one day the immune system becomes weaker and then cause sepsis?
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Pathology 50 years experience
No: Bacteria do not remain dormant in blood. However, we all get transient invasion of blood with bacteria from activities like brushing teeth and having bowel movement. In a person with weak immune system, such, otherwise benign, bacteremias can cause sepsis.
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