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Research Article: Bacteremic

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Bacteremic

Bacteremic is a term that refers to the ability of a bacterium to multiply and cause an infection in the bloodstream. The invasion of the bloodstream by the particular type of bacteria is also referred to as bacteremia.

If the invading bacteria also release toxins into the bloodstream, the malady can also be called blood poisoning or septicemia. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are typically associated with septicemia.

The bloodstream is susceptible to invasion by bacteria that gain entry via a wound or abrasion in the protective skin overlay of the body, or as a result of another infection elsewhere in the body, or following the introduction of bacteria during a surgical procedure or via a needle during injection of a drug.

Depending on the identity of the infecting bacterium and on the physical state of the human host (primarily with respect to the efficiency of the immune system), bacteremic...

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