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Is there a difference between septicemia, sepsis, and bacteremia?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
In brief: Sepsis & many names
They are used interchangeably.

In brief: Sepsis & many names
They are used interchangeably.
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