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What's the difference between septicemia, and sepsis?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Same

Synonymous terms.

In brief: Same

Synonymous terms.
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Basically same

Sepsis is a term which means the body's reaction to an infection.
There are specific criteria - like fever, high white cells, breathing fast, and a fast heart rate - that, when combined with infection, mean sepsis. Septicemia is an older term for the same thing.

In brief: Basically same

Sepsis is a term which means the body's reaction to an infection.
There are specific criteria - like fever, high white cells, breathing fast, and a fast heart rate - that, when combined with infection, mean sepsis. Septicemia is an older term for the same thing.
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