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Virus in the blood stream the same as blood poisoning?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The old term blood poisoning refers to septic shock from bacterial toxins.
While viral infections can lead to multiorgan failure, it is not from a viral toxi.But rather from systemic inflammation run amok.

In brief: No

The old term blood poisoning refers to septic shock from bacterial toxins.
While viral infections can lead to multiorgan failure, it is not from a viral toxi.But rather from systemic inflammation run amok.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Viremia

Like bacteria, viral particles also circulate in the blood stream called viremia- examples are hiv, hep c etc.

In brief: Viremia

Like bacteria, viral particles also circulate in the blood stream called viremia- examples are hiv, hep c etc.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Septicemia

Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly.
It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. Bacteria is the common cause.

In brief: Septicemia

Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly.
It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. Bacteria is the common cause.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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