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glossary:parasitemia

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).

glossary/parasitemia.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)