A life-threatening Salmonella
infection that has spread to the bloodstream. Salmonella
septicemia can be caused by any of the Salmonella
bacteria, which are found in contaminated food and water. The infection is systemic and affects virtually every organ system. The most common symptom is a fever that comes and goes. In people with HIV, recurrent Salmonella
septicemia is an AIDS-defining condition.
See Related Term(s): AIDS-Defining Condition, Salmonella