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[pyo- + -emia] A form of septicemia due to the presence of pus-forming organisms in the blood, manifested by formation of multiple abscesses of a metastatic nature.
SYMPTOMS The disease is characterized by intermittent high temperature with recurrent chills; metastatic processes in various parts of the body, esp. in lungs; septic pneumonia; empyema. It may be fatal.
TREATMENT Antibiotics are effective. Prophylactic treatment consists in prevention of suppuration.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Pyemia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766164/all/portal_pyemia.
Pyemia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766164/all/portal_pyemia. Accessed September 22, 2019.
Pyemia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766164/all/portal_pyemia
Pyemia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766164/all/portal_pyemia.
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