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Glossary for Bacterial septicemia

  • Aches: General body aches or muscle aches
  • Bacteremia: A condition where there is the presence of bacteria in the blood
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Leukocytosis: Increased concentration of white blood cells in the blood.
  • Septic shock: serious medical condition caused by decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of infection and sepsis, though the microbe may be systemic or localized to a particular site
  • Septicemia: A systemic inflammatory response to an infection.
  • Sweating: Sweating more than normal
  • Urosepsis: Can be used interchangeably to describe either (a) urinary tract infection (UTI) or (b) the rare occurrence of bacterial seeding into the blood stream due to an UTI causing a generalised infection.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

 

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