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glossary:viremia

The presence of a virus in the blood. Viremia is analogous to bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood) and parasitemia (the presence of a parasite in the blood). Viremia, bacteremia and parasitemia are all forms of sepsis (bloodstream infection).

The term “viremia” was compounded from “virus” and ”-emia” (in the blood).

glossary/viremia.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)