Bacteremia is a condition in which bacteria (but not their toxins) circulate in the blood. It occurs during furuncle , tooth extraction, surgical procedures in the digestive tract. It has no symptoms, the bacteria are caught in the reticuloendothelial system and are destroyed there. However, bacteria can attach to previously damaged tissue and cause inflammation there (valve defect or replacement). The bacteria can also cause sepsis, shock, or infection outside the original location. Antibiotics are the treatment.
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