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Definition of «Viremia»

Viremia: The presence of a virus in the blood. Viremia is analogous to bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood) and parasitemia (the presence of a parasite in the blood). Viremia, bacteremia and parasitemia are all forms of sepsis (bloodstream infection).

The term "viremia" was compounded from "virus" and "-emia" (in the blood).

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