6 doctors weighed in:
Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: We can say
Septicemia- in lay man terms can be called blood poisoning.
Some bacteria produce what are called endotoxins which circulate in the blood stream, cause serious illness.

In brief: We can say
Septicemia- in lay man terms can be called blood poisoning.
Some bacteria produce what are called endotoxins which circulate in the blood stream, cause serious illness.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Robert Wright
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Septicemia refers to the presence of infectious organisms(bacteria, fungi or viruses) in the blood stream and the occurrence of symptoms such as fever and low blood pressure.
Blood poisoning is not a medical term per se. Blood poisoning could refer to almost anything including actual ingested poisons. Doctors don't use the term blood poisoning.

In brief: No
Septicemia refers to the presence of infectious organisms(bacteria, fungi or viruses) in the blood stream and the occurrence of symptoms such as fever and low blood pressure.
Blood poisoning is not a medical term per se. Blood poisoning could refer to almost anything including actual ingested poisons. Doctors don't use the term blood poisoning.
Dr. Robert Wright
Dr. Robert Wright
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Although blood poisoning is not a real medical term, in laymen's terminology, it is commonly used for sepsis.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
The common term "blood poisoning" is the same thing as septicemia which means bacteria in the blood stream.

In brief: Yes
The common term "blood poisoning" is the same thing as septicemia which means bacteria in the blood stream.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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