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Complications of Bacteremia

Complications list for Bacteremia:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Bacteremia includes:

See also the symptoms of Bacteremia and Bacteremia: Introduction.

Complications of Bacteremia:

Once in the bloodstream, the infection can spread to other parts of body, producing abscesses, peritonitis (inflammation of abdominal cavity), endocarditis (inflammation of the heart), or meningitis. Bacteremia may lead to sepsis or shock, causing a systemic illness with high fever, blood coagulation (thickening) and eventually organ failure. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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About complications:

Complications of Bacteremia are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Bacteremia. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Bacteremia and complications of Bacteremia is unclear or arbitrary.


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