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Descriptor English: Bacteremia
Descriptor Spanish: Bacteriemia
Descriptor Portuguese: Bacteriemia
Descriptor French: Bactériémie
Entry term(s): Bacteremias
Tree number(s): C01.150.252.100
C01.757.100
C23.550.470.790.500.100
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016470
Scope note: The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Annotation: coord with specific bact/infect heading or specific bacterium if specific bact infect is not in MeSH (do not use /blood to indicate -emia)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Septicemia (1966-1991)
specific bacterial infection (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92; was see SEPTICEMIA 1975-91
Online Note: use SEPTICEMIA to search BACTEREMIA 1975-91
History Note: 92; was see SEPTICEMIA 1975-91
Related: Endotoxemia MeSH
DeCS ID: 30241
Unique ID: D016470
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/01/02
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Bacteremia - Preferred
Concept UI M0025156
Scope note The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Preferred term Bacteremia
Entry term(s) Bacteremias



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