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What is difference between septicemia, sepsis, and bacteremia?

What is difference between septicemia, sepsis, and bacteremia?

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 more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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What's the difference between bacteremia, septicemia, and sepsis?

What's the difference between bacteremia, septicemia, and sepsis?

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 more

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Is there a difference between septicemia, sepsis, and bacteremia?

Is there a difference between septicemia, sepsis, and bacteremia?

Yes: Septicemia is defined as the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood stream while bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood stream. Sepsis is sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) caused by infection. ...Read more

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What are some of the differences between bacteremia and sepsis or septicemia?

What are some of the differences between bacteremia and sepsis or septicemia?

Bacteremia is...: The presence of bacteria in the bloodstream with or without symptoms (it can certainly be silent). Sepsis or septicemia is the reaction of the body to bacteremia with fever and effects on various body organs. The sepsis syndrome can also be caused by non infectious processes. ...Read more

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Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Yes: Dental cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. This same bacteria can get into the blood steam through breaks i'm the gums even when you brush your teeth. Occasionally this bacteria can cause sepsis particularly when it attacks the valves i'm the heart. ...Read more

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Is there possible that from a cut with dirty blade, that had no local signs of inflamaton,occur a sepsis,tetanus,infective endocarditis or bacteremia?

Is there possible that from a cut with dirty blade, that had no local signs of inflamaton,occur a sepsis,tetanus,infective endocarditis or bacteremia?

Yes.: It is possible for infection to enter the bloodstream from a rather inocuous cut, however, it is a pretty rare event. If you are feeling ill, visit a local doctor or emergency room and be examined to be sure that you don't have anything more serious than a minor cut. ...Read more

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Is there possible that from a cut with dirty blade, that had no local signs of inflamaton,occur a sepsis,tetanus,infective endocarditis or bacteremia?

Is there possible that from a cut with dirty blade, that had no local signs of inflamaton,occur a sepsis,tetanus,infective endocarditis or bacteremia?

Yes.: It is possible for infection to enter the bloodstream from a rather inocuous cut, however, it is a pretty rare event. If you are feeling ill, visit a local doctor or emergency room and be examined to be sure that you don't have anything more serious than a minor cut. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting tetanus,i.endocarditis,sepsis,bacteremia if you got amoxicillin 30 min before gettin cut by dirty blade desinfec KMnO4?

What are the chances of getting tetanus,i.endocarditis,sepsis,bacteremia if you got amoxicillin 30 min before gettin cut by dirty blade desinfec KMnO4?

Strange question: Was this a fraternity initiation or some other odd ceremony? A knife is disinfected with potassium permanganate but still dirty, you're given a prophylactic antibiotic and then cut with it. Phone your physician. You'll need a tetanus booster and watch the wound for signs of infection. If you take endocarditis prophylaxis at the dentist, your physician will advise you. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bacteremia and septicemia?

What are the differences between bacteremia and septicemia?

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. ...Read more

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