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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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Patients were dying of gangrene, erysipelas, septicemia, and pyemia. Some surgeons accepted these fates as inevitable.
Pyogenic liver abscesses, more common in adults over 50 years old, may result from portal vein pyemia (in the setting of intrabdominal infection), biliary tract disease, or hematogenous seeding and often present with multiple abscesses [1, 3].