There is either a toxemia or a septicemia, with the usual symptoms of a general sepsis.
The most common immediate exciting cause during pregnancy is toxemia from faulty metabolism and excretion.
It is usually impossible to differentiate in pregnancy a lighting up of an old nephritis from a toxemia.
toxemia tox·e·mi·a (tŏk-sē'mē-ə)
A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.