The presence of bacteria when you look at the blood
- transient existence of micro-organisms (or any other microorganisms) in the bloodstream
the current presence of live bacteria in bloodstream. Bacteremia is analogous to viremia (the presence of a virus when you look at the blood) and parasitemia (the current presence of a parasite inside blood). Bacteremia, viremia and parasitemia are all types of sepsis (bloodstream infection). The term "bacteremia" was compounded from "bacteria" and "-emia" (into the blood). Also referred to as bacillemia.
A disease that develops when micro-organisms contained in the blood.