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Are Sepsis and Bacteremia the Same Thing ?
Bacteremia and sepsis are often used interchangeably: however, they technically different terms. Bacteremia is a term referring to the presence of bacteria inside an individual’s blood. In some situations, bacteremia doesn’t cause any symptoms and doesn’t necessarily represent a major danger to the afflicted. (For example, there are likely bacteria released locally into the bloodstream each time we brush our teeth.) Sepsis is clinical condition involving bacteria in the blood as well, which is why it is commonly confused with bacteremia. However, sepsis also has a clinical component and involves inflammation of the body with a range of other symptoms, such as fever, confusion, and rapid breathing
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