What is the Difference Between Bacteremia and Sepsis?


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What do we call bacteria in the bloodstream?

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1. The clinical syndrome stemming from an exaggerated immune system response to a systemic infection is known as which one of the following?

2. Symptomatic bacteremia is better known as which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although some people use the terms 'bacteremia' and 'sepsis' interchangeably, they don't have the same exact meaning. You will be tested on key definitions, symptomatic bacteremia and true/false statements about these concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz covers:

  • Facts regarding bacteremia and sepsis
  • A clinical syndrome that stems from the immune system overreacting to a systemic infection
  • The term for when bacteria enters the bloodstream

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about bacteremia
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to identify a fact about sepsis stated in the related lesson
  • Reading comprehension - show that you can draw the most important information from the lesson about the word for bacteria in the bloodstream

Additional Learning

Read or watch the lesson titled What is the Difference Between Bacteremia and Sepsis? to find out more about this topic. This lesson discusses:

  • The meaning of the term 'hypotension'
  • Signs of sepsis
  • The definition of the Greek term sepsis