Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

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.
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.
Yes. The common term "blood poisoning" is the same thing as septicemia which means bacteria in the blood stream.

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What is blood poisoning?

Sepsis. Blood poisoning is the common term for sepsis which means bacteria or fungi have entered the blood stream and caused a cascade of immune events creating a very ill patient. Read more...
Septicemia. Blood poisoning is a lay term for what we now call septicemia - bacteria in the blood leading to systemic problems (shock, respiratory distress, kidney problems, liver problems, heart problems, etc). Read more...

What causes blood poisoning?

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What does having blood poisoning mean?

Lay term. Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long. Read more...
Sepsis. Blood poisoning is a lay term for sepsis - having bacteria in the blood - it can vary in severity from mild to moderate to severe with multi-organ system failure, low blood pressure and death. Read more...

How do I know if I have blood poisoning?

Really sick. In medicine, we typically call blood poisoning bacteremia or sepsis. Symptoms include fast heart beat, fever and/or chills, faster breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue. A blood culture can diagnose blood poisoning. Treatment of blood poisoning usually involves hospitalization. Read more...

How is blood poisoning (septicaemia) caught?

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. Read more...
Septicemia. Infection spreading from local area to generalized, if local infection is untreated or inadequately treated. Read more...

How long does blood poisoning take to treat?

Blood Poisoning? This is not a medical term and needs further definition before your question could be answered. Tell us what you mean by "blood poisoning". Read more...

What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

Sepsis. The medical term for blood poisoning is sepsis which means an infection where microbes are in the blood. Fever, malaise, drenching sweats and chills are the typical symptoms and they are usually abrupt in onset. Diagnosis is with physical exam, white blood cell count and blood cultures as well as a strong suspicion that an infection is present. Read more...

Is it possible to get blood poisoning from a bullet?

Absolutely. Bullet wounds cause tissue trauma and introduce bacteria into the blood stream causing an increased risk of sepsis. Besides the direct trauma that the bullet causes, infection is the next most serious consequence of penetrating trauma. Read more...
What do you mean? If you are asking about lead poisoning, then no. If you are asking about bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia), then the answer is yes, but not from the bullet directly. Such an infection would be a complication of injury or an infection from an injured body part. Read more...

Please tell me, could blood poisoning heal by itself?

Get it treated. If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis. With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...