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Systemic infection of the blood by pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria, that originate from a localized source. Also called blood poisoning.

sep′ti·ce′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.septicemic - characteristic of septicemia; "a septicemic temperature curve"
infected, septic - containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage"
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Early treatment using parenterally administered, broad-spectrum antibiotics is essential for septicemic salmonellosis.
Besides anthrax research, he focused on several other projects, including wound infections and micrococci in septicemic animals (later identified as streptococci and staphylococci).
Prevalence of bacterial resistence to quinolones and other antimicrobials among avian Escherechia coli strains isolated from septicemic and healthy chickens in Spain.
1] In cases studied at the University of New Mexico's Medical Center, patients with HPS could be distinguished from those with septicemic shock by the high systemic vascular resistance and decreased cardiac index.
On August 2, 2015, LACDPH presumptively diagnosed septicemic plague for a 14-year-old male resident of Los Angeles County (patient 1) and reported the suspected case to CDPH and CDC (L.
In septicemic cases, the organisms are recovered from heart blood, trachea, nasal discharge, lungs, joints, liver and spleen.
All patients with diagnosis of obstructive uropathy due to stone disease were included and operated upon in this study whereas patients below 10 years and above 70 years, severely moribund patient, Septicemic patients, chronic renal failure and patients with known severe cardiac conditions were excluded from this study.
bubonic, septicemic, or pneumonic) and timing of antibiotic therapy initiation; if untreated, the case-fatality rate is >50% for bubonic plague and approaches 100% for pneumonic plague (3).
aureus in pure culture from the synovial fluid and liver were considered for establishing an infectious etiology for the arthritis and for the septicemic disease, respectively.
Most septicemic cases occur within a week of the start of the summer rains.
Typhoidal tularemia, also known as septicemic tularemia, occurs in about 10% to 15% of cases and results from ingestion of contaminated food or water.
Three forms of plague are recognized in cats and people: bubonic plague, septicemic plague and pneumonic plague.