Septicemia is a serious infection caused by bacteria that is often contracted from the environment. It can cause serious health problems, and it is often fatal.

  • He was diagnosed with septicemia, and he is in a lot of trouble.

  • The septicemia was caused by the rat that was living in the house.

Definition of septicemia


invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection


blood poisoning, septicaemia

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Example Sentences for septicemia

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    Brucella septicemia in pregnancy.

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    Septicemia may also progress rapidly.

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    The autopsy states that he died of septicemia.

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    This causes septicemia due to bacterial infection.

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    FS is the most severe form of meningococcal septicemia.

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    P stuartii septicemia is primarily of urinary origin.

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    It is the only Campylobacter species that can give septicemia.

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    Anthrax and the blood disease septicemia are known to occur.

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    He also performed important studies of septicemia and tuberculosis.

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    Animals infected with myiasis may die from toxemia and septicemia.