Pathogenesis and novel treatments for septicemia

  • Rebolledo Bulloni
Keywords: Septicemia, bacteria, mortality rate, predisposing conditions


Septicemia, which is characterized by repeated positive cultures identifying bacteria or fungi in the blood of
symptomatic persons, is a life-threatening condition, with a mortality rate in 10 percent of children. The
microorganisms responsible for septicemia differ according to age and predisposing conditions.