Under bacteremia is defined as the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream. It can occur spontaneously during certain tissue infections, urethral or intravenous catheters, or after dental, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, surgical or other procedures. Bacteremia can lead to metastatic infections, including endocarditis, particularly in patients with abnormalities of the heart valves. A transient bacteremia is usually asymptomatic, but can cause fever. The development of other symptoms indicate usually severe infections such….

September 3, 2018