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.
Although anaesthetics were of inestimable value in military surgery, it was claimed that they deleteriously affected treatment of shot injuries, inasmuch as they added to the depression caused by the shock, and retarded union by first intention and predisposed to haemorrhages and pyaemia (66).
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.