Continuous bacteremia

Continuous bacteremia

A kind of bacteremia where bacteria is always in the blood.
Mentioned in: Blood Culture
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However, there is a good chance that via continuous bacteremia and disseminating proinflammatory cytokines developed over the time a low-grade inflammation with systemic consequences might be established.
Much of the discussion centered on whether the infective process produced a continuous or transient bacteremia and whether the blood cultures should be collected simultaneously (continuous bacteremia) or at some arbitrary interval (transient bacteremia).
The third pattern is the "continuous bacteremia," in which the body sheds bacteria directly into the blood stream (example: intravascular foci of infection, acute or subacute bacterial endocarditis).

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