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Glossary for Toxemia

  • Bacteremia: A condition where there is the presence of bacteria in the blood
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Gas gangrene: A condition characterized by death of tissue usually followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction
  • HELLP syndrome: A rare potentially fatal condition that occurs in pregnant women and is frequently associated with pre-eclampsia.
  • Low blood pressure: Blood pressure that is too low
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Proteinuria: Protein in the urine
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Septicemia: A systemic inflammatory response to an infection.
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Severe immune reaction causing shock
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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