skepticaemia

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skepticaemia

Medspeak
An ad hoc, jocular term referring to the disbelief in alternative therapies that have no data to support their assertions of efficacy.

Vox populi
A regionally popular colloquial term for the indifference that physicians, nurses, social workers, etc., often develop over time regarding some patients’ overabundant or extravagant medical complaints.
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Amber was just two years old when she contracted meningococcal scepticaemia, a type of blood poisoning caused by the same bacteria responsible for the most common form of meningitis.
Her 14-month-old son Connor spent a week in hospital after his birth where he was treated for suspected scepticaemia.
Then scepticaemia - that was five weeks in intensive care, though four weeks of that I was asleep, so really only one week for me.
Brett barker, left, owes his life to John Chamberlain who spotted the first signs of scepticaemia Picture: EILEEN JACKSON
Gillian, who lived in Crosshouse, was diagnosed with meningococcal scepticaemia, a form of meningitis which is far less contagious in its early stages.
l It can lead to scepticaemia, a blood poisoning caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream and multiplying uncontrollably.