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What Is Septicemia
Septicemia: Septicemia is a state of microbial invasion from a portal of entry into the blood stream which causes sign of illness. Serious bacterial infections are usually associated with important changes in the function of every organ system in the body mediated mostly by elements of the host immune system against infection. Choice of antibiotics depends on the type of microorganism involved. ...Read more
Septicemia: This means bacteria multiplying in the blood stream. The body's reaction to infection is "sepsis", with fever or low temp, elevated or low WBC count, increased pulse (>90/min) and respirations (20 or more/min). Any two of these criteria are systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs) and if due to infection, sepsis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection in the blo: Blood stream infection is called septisemia. It can result from contaminated catheters or serious infections in any body organ in a immune compromised pateint. ...Read more
Unspecified.icd-9: The icd-9 codes for infections can be confusing to physicians and the lay public. What you are probably looking at is a billing code to help insurers categorize the illness. What it means is that the code either did not have the specific type of infection listed or the cause of that infection was not known. I can not tell you which it was with more information. ...Read more
Infection : Septicemia is an old term that usually means bacteria in the blood. The updated term is sepsis, which is an overwhelming maladaptive of the body's immune system to an infection. It may cause end organ damage leading to cardiovascular collapse and death. Flank pain denotes pain around the two sides of your lower back. Kidney infection usually cause pain in that area. ...Read more
Same thing mostly: Septicemia as a term generally implies that there has been confirmed to be the presence of bacteria or other micobial agents present in the blood. Sepsis is generally a syndrome of severe vascular compromise. However, generally speaking the two terms are used interchangably. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Sepsis: Sepsis is the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs) plus infection-any infection (most commonly pneumonia or uti). Bacteremia is bacteria in the bloodstream; bacteremia can be a cause of sepsis. Some people consider septicemia & bacteremia synonyms; others consider septicemia & sepsis synonyms. This can be confusing, so many prefer not to use the term 'septicemia' at all anymore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the other aspects of the disease process; vital signs, labs, how the patient appears. Septicemia is simply the presence of bacteria in blood, and is a fairly old term. Sepsis is the idea that there is an infection that is causing a systemic response (fever, high white cell count, fast heart rate, fast breathing rate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious blood infection that can be caused by a variety of bacteria. Untreated in neonates, it can result in death. As signs of septicemia is very subtle in neonates- many doctors aggressively treat with antibiotics if neonate has temp >100.4f, temperature instability, feeding poorly, lethargy. Blood cultures are drawn before starting the antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acinetobacter : Acinetobacter is a bacteria that is ubiquitous and usually doesn't cause infection. It is what we call opportunistic - it will cause infection if it gets a chance only. It is usually slow growing (relative to staph or strep), and highly antibiotic resistant. If a loved, one has acinetobacter they can survive, but is usually a sign that there is some thing else wrong with them (wounds, burns, . ...Read more
Terminology: Bacteremia describes the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream - this may or may not make you ill (e.g. You are briefly bacteremic after brushing your teeth, but your body clears it). Septicemia is multiplication of bacteria in the blood (almost always associated with illness... But not always), and sepsis is the systemic response to infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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