pyemia

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(pī-ē′mē-ă )

[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.

pyemic (pī-ē′mĭk ), adj.

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