What Is Septic Embolism?

Q:
What is septic embolism?

A:
Septic embolism is a type of embolism that is infected with bacteria, resulting in the formation of pus. If left untreated, septic embolism can be fatal.

Microbes can lead to widespread dissemination of septic emboli, the most common microbe of which is fusobacterium necrophorum.

Fusobacterium necrophorum may occassionally cause septicaemia with metastatic abscesses (Lemierre’s syndrome).

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