Sepsis

Sepsis is bacterial infections of tissues of the body which may cause tissue destruction. Septicemia refers to bacterial infection in the bloodstream, which may result from sepsis. Complications of sepsis include abscess formation (pus) and tissue damage. Neonatal sepsis refers to sepsis in a newborn baby, which is a dangerous ...

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Introduction: Sepsis

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. It is difficult to predict, diagnose, and treat. Patients who develop sepsis have an increased risk of complications ...1

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Symptoms of Sepsis

What are the symptoms of sepsis? Common symptoms of sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion and disorientation. Many of these symptoms, such as fever and difficulty breathing, mimic other conditions, making sepsis hard to diagnose ...2

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Complications of Sepsis

Are there any long-term effects of sepsis? Patient and doctors.Many people who survive severe sepsis recover completely and their lives return to normal. But some people, especially those who had pre-existing chronic diseases, may experience permanent organ ...3

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Causes of Sepsis

What causes sepsis? Sepsis does not arise on its own. It stems from another medical condition such as an infection in the lungs, urinary tract, skin, abdomen (such as appendicitis) or other part of the body. Invasive medical procedures like ...4

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Causes List for Sepsis

Some possible causes of Sepsis or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Sepsis

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Sepsis:

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Diagnosis of Sepsis

How is sepsis diagnosed? Doctors diagnose sepsis by examining patients for fever, increased heart rate and increased respiratory rate. They often perform a blood test to see if a patient has an abnormal number of white blood cells, a common ...7

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Risk Factors for Sepsis

Who gets sepsis? Anyone can get sepsis, but people with weakened immune systems, children, infants and the elderly are most vulnerable. People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer and kidney or liver disease, are also at increased risk ...8

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Treatments: Sepsis

How is sepsis treated? People with sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to quell the infection, sustain the vital organs and prevent a drop in blood pressure. The first step is often treatment with broad ...9

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Research for Sepsis

What research is being done on sepsis? One of the main challenges of sepsis treatment is diagnosis: By the time doctors realize a patient is septic and start treatment, it can be too late. Earlier diagnosis and treatment could have ...10

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References

  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ sepsis/ index.html
  2. Source: NIGMS (NIH): nigms.nih.gov/ education/ pages/ factsheet_sepsis.aspx
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  7. Source: NIGMS (NIH): nigms.nih.gov/ education/ pages/ factsheet_sepsis.aspx
  8. ibid.
  9. ibid.
  10. ibid.

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