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Presence of toxins within the blood.

With toxemia these toxins are not necessarily accompanied by a toxin-producing microorganisms. For example, with botulism, the infecting Clostridium tetani persists as an only local infection whereas the tetanospasmin exotoxin produced at the localized site are able to circulate systemically.