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Thanks for your questionCustomer
Can you tell me if the doctors said you had any other type of infection when you were hospitalized?
Bacteria in the blood is called bacteremia. As you would imagine, it is not normal to have bacteria in the blood. When people do get bacteria in the blood, it must come from somewhere else in the body. Typical places in the body to have infections that can get into the blood are: teeth (dental abcess), lungs (pneumonia), the urine (urinary tract infection or kidney infection), or the bowels (stomach, intestine, liver). What happens is that the infection gets so bad, that the body cannot protect the blood from the bacteria. In your case, it sounds like the bacteria moved into the blood from the lungs.
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