Blood Poisoning

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Definition

Bacteremia, or blood poisoning, is a medical condition in which bacteria has already contaminated the blood. This is a dangerous state since the bacteria carried by the blood can make damages to the body organs in which it is brought to.

Diagnosis

Blood poisoning can only be diagnosed during the onset of septicemia.

Treatment

Bacteremia can be treated with blood transfusion and antibiotic medications.

Symptoms and Signs

A person suffering from blood poisoning may incur septicemia or septic shock, as well as other blood complications.

Causes

Blood poisoning is caused by bacterial infection due to open wounds, poor sanitation, food poisoning and consumption of contaminated water.

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