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Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.

py·e′mic adj.
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(paɪˈi mi ə)

a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.
py•e′mic, adj.
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Noun1.pyemia - septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria being released from an abscess
blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
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n. piemia, presencia de pus en la sangre.
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The factors like umbilical/ portal pyemia; diarrhoeal diseases; bacterial infections in infancy; autoimmune disorders; prothrombotic states; chronic exposure to arsenic, vinyl chloride; prolonged treatment with methotrexate; celiac disease were reported to be associated with HPS.