Bacteremia

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Definition

Bacteremia is a medical condition whereby there is an invasion or spreading of bacteria in the bloodstream of a person thereafter spreading to the other parts of the body resulting into abscesses and inflammation of abdominal cavity.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made by blood tests and analysis including blood pressure monitoring to prevent septic shock

Treatment

Treatment includes administration of antibiotics to kill the bacteria.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes fever, chilling, malaise, pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, anxiety, shortness of breathing, vomitingand confusion.

Causes

Bacteremia is said to be caused by listeriosis, pneumonia, sepsis, streptococcal infection and typoid fever.

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