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Toxemia is blood poisoning that is caused by toxins formed by bacteria growing in a local site of infection. Examples of micro-organisms causing poisoning by toxin release include those responsible for Diphtheria, Tetanus and some diarrhea illnesses. Severe complications can occur if antitoxins are not given promptly.

In the case of Diphtheria for example, heart damage and nerve paralysis can occur. Because the toxin is carried freely in the blood stream, every part of the body is exposed to damage.

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