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What is Toxemia?

Blood poisoning resulting from the toxins produced by rapidly multiplying bacteria at a localized site of infection, such as an abscess. Symptoms are varied, including fever, vomiting and diarrhea and a general feeling of being unwell. The source of the infection has to be treated with antibiotic drugs. Toxemia of pregnancy involves two relatively rare conditions known as eclampsia and preeclampsia.

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