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|+||====== Bacteremia: ======|
|+||(1) The presence of [[bacteria]] in the [[blood]]. Bacteremia is diagnosed by growing organisms from a [[blood]] sample and treatment is with [[antibiotic]]s. |
|+||See: [[:Infections Associated with Lymphedema]]|
|+||(2) The presence of live [[bacteria]] in the [[bloodstream]]. Bacteremia is analogous to viremia (the presence of a [[virus]] in the blood) and parasitemia (the presence of a parasite in the [[blood]]). Bacteremia, [[viremia]] and [[parasitemia]] are all forms of [[sepsis]] (bloodstream [[infection]]). The term "bacteremia" was compounded from "bacteria" and "-emia" (in the blood). Also called bacillemia.|