Septicemia is the presence of bacteria in the blood (
bacteremia) and is often associated with severe infections.
Blood poisoning; Bacteremia with sepsis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as infections of the bone (
osteomyelitis), central nervous system ( meningitis), heart ( endocarditis), or other tissues.