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The presence of bacteria in the blood.

bac′te·re′mic (-mĭk) adj.
bac′te·re′mi·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.bacteremic - of or relating to or having bacteremia
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Mino-Lok(TM) (Minocycline-EDTA-EtOH) is an antimicrobial solution designed to salvage and sterilize infected central venous catheters (CVCs) in bacteremic patients.
Pending final identification of the bacterium, the patient was discharged on hospital day 5 and was given oral doxycycline for presumed bacteremic pneumonia.
Bacteremic necrotizing fasciitis due to Flavobacterium odoratum.
In addition, we measured the total binding capacity of our Seraph device for these pathogens and found it to be very high, exceeding the entire bloodstream load in bacteremic patients.
Adenocarcinoma of the colon is typically found in 11-27% of patients found to be bacteremic with Streptococcus bovis, and the bacterium has been recoverable in as many as 50% of patients with known colonic neoplasia.
Septic shock in bacteremic patients: risk factors, features and prognosis.
Vandenberg O, Nyarukweba DZ, Ndeba PM, Hendriksen RS, Barzilay EJ, Schirvel C, Bisimwa BB, Collard JM, Aidara Kane A and FM Aarestrup Microbiologic and clinical features of Salmonella species isolated from bacteremic children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bacteriophage therapy rescues mice bacteremic from a clinical isolate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.
Although patients are often found to be bacteremic, this is not universally the case, (4,6) and it was not the case in our patient.
The presentation of a bacteremic urinary tract infection after a transrectal biopsy of the prostate suggests possible contamination from the procedure.