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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).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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