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Categories: Infectious Diseases

The presence of bacteria in the blood, introduced from a
local lesion (wound, injury, etc.) or with no obvious local infection.

Symptom. If there is a local infection, symptoms of this precede the

septicemia. The invasion may be sudden or gradual, with chill or chilly

feelings, followed by symptoms of active fever and later of an asthenic

(absence of strength and feeling) fever, with dry tongue and dullness or

delirium. Death may occur in one to seven days.