What does Bacteremia mean?

Bacteremia meaning in General Dictionary

The presence of bacteria when you look at the blood

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  • transient existence of micro-organisms (or any other microorganisms) in the bloodstream

Bacteremia meaning in Medical Dictionary

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.

Bacteremia meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

A disease that develops when micro-organisms contained in the blood.