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blood poisoning:

see septicemiasepticemia
, invasion of the bloodstream by virulent bacteria that multiply and discharge their toxic products. The disorder, which is serious and sometimes fatal, is commonly known as blood poisoning.
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blood poisoning

[′bləd ‚poiz·ən·iŋ]
(medicine)
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Experts in infection and immunity from Cardiff University's School of Medicine, led by Dr Mario Labeta, have found that peptide molecules derived from the body's natural immune sensors can kick-start the body's natural immune defence that was affected by blood poisoning. Dr Labeta said: "Blood poisoning is triggered by the body's overreaction to infection.
Less than 24 hours later, Aleesha died at Cardiff's University Hospital from multiple organ failure, triggered by blood poisoning from a meningococcal infection.
Her condition was worsening due to blood poisoning, and tests detected the presence of the fungus candida albicans, which is not normally found in the bloodstream.
In support of the process-of-nature rule, it has been argued that serious internal injuries often do not manifest themselves for a long time and injuries such as blood poisoning, which cannot disable without some lapse of time, would otherwise not be covered at all.
Yesterday the pelican was recovering after it was discovered the bird, nicknamed Igor by the carers at Haggerston, was suffering from blood poisoning as a result of injuries.
He was examined at a local hospital and found to have lymphangitis extending pretibially from the lesion; as a result of his other symptoms, he was treated for blood poisoning with ceftriaxone sodium, 1,000 mg once daily.
RICKY HATTON suffered a pre-fight shock when his trainer Billy Graham picked up blood poisoning - while feeding his dog!
aureus harmlessly, but "given the opportunity, it causes a whole range of diseases from simple abscess to fatal blood poisoning," says Dlawer Ala'Aldeen of Nottingham University in England.
of complications arising from blood poisoning, the doctors said.
It turned out that the medical staff had not taken proper precautions after the delivery and Tanya had contracted blood poisoning. She nearly died, but amazingly she survived.
Staphylococcus aureus (magnified 9,499 times) are the most common infection-causing bacteria in hospitals, creating wound infections, blood poisoning, and pneumonia.
Three days later, in a hospital intensive care unit, he died of blood poisoning.