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

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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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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