bacteriemia


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bac·te·re·mi·a

(bak'tēr-ē'mē-ă),
The presence of viable bacteria in the circulating blood; may be transient following trauma such as dental or other iatrogenic manipulation or may be persistent or recurrent as a result of infection.
Synonym(s): bacteriemia
[bacteria + G. haima, blood]

bac·te·re·mi·a

(bak'tĕr-ē'mē-ă)
The presence of viable bacteria in the circulating blood; may be transient following trauma such as dental or other iatrogenic manipulation or may be persistent or recurrent as a result of infection.
Synonym(s): bacteriemia, bacteraemia.
[bacteria + G. haima, blood]
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The third postulated source of infection may be postoperative bacteriemia from any cause (including transient bacteriemia from dental procedures or gastrointestinal endoscopy).
Ha sido asociada a bacteriemia por colonizacion de protesis y cateteres intravasculares en pacientes inmunocomprometidos (12, 13, 15-17).