pyaemia


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py·e·mi·a

(pī-ē'mē-ă)
Septicemia due to pyogenic organisms causing multiple abscesses.
Synonym(s): pyaemia.
[G. pyon, pus, + haima, blood]

pyaemia

‘blood poisoning’ caused by the presence of pus-forming organisms in the blood. Pyaemia is usually associated with multiple abscesses throughout the body.

py·e·mi·a

(pī-ē'mē-ă)
Septicemia due to pyogenic organisms causing multiple abscesses.
Synonym(s): pyaemia.
[G. pyon, pus, + haima, blood]
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However, intravenous contrast assists in evaluation of subtle cases and complications of appendicitis, such as portal pyaemia. Oral contrast media predominantly opacify the small bowel and improve detection of intra-abdominal collections.
Since the antiseptic treatment has been brought into full operation not a single instance of pyaemia, hospital gangrene, or erysipelas has occurred,' said Lister as he presented his revolutionising discovery to the British Medical Association in 1867.
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