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What is systemic infection from usually?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Any severe infection
Most bacteria cause localized infections unless they are able to break free and overwhelm the body's defenses.
Systemic simply means that it can effect all organs and organ systems. Viral infections generally have systemic symptoms (fever, muscle aches), but bacterial and fungal infections can spread systemically as well.

In brief: Any severe infection
Most bacteria cause localized infections unless they are able to break free and overwhelm the body's defenses.
Systemic simply means that it can effect all organs and organ systems. Viral infections generally have systemic symptoms (fever, muscle aches), but bacterial and fungal infections can spread systemically as well.
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