- a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.
Origin of pyemia
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The patient survived twelve days, and then died from pyemia.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds
When abscess occurs in the cord the matter may escape into the scrotal sac and cavity of the abdomen and pyemia may follow.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Rheumatism may be thought of, with respect to arthritic inflammation caused thereby, as a sort of pyemia.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
Septic phlebitis causes pyemia, and the infected clots of pyemia cause phlebitis.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Pyemia was made to represent that condition when the organisms were localized, but in which the pus was transported by the blood.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.pyohemia
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