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glossary:parasitemia [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||The presence of a parasite in the [[blood]]. For example, malarial parasitemia. |
|+||Parasitemia is analogous to [[bacteremia]] (the presence of bacteria in the blood) and [[viremia]] (the presence of a [[virus]] in the blood). Parasitemia, bacteremia and viremia are all forms of sepsis ([[bloodstream]] [[infection]]). |
|+||The term "parasitemia" was compounded from "parasite" and "-emia" (in the blood).|