Sepsis (/ˈsɛpsɨs/; Greek σῆψις, putrefaction and decay) is a potentially fatal whole-body inflammation (a systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS) caused by severe infection. Sepsis can continue even after the infection that caused it is gone. Severe sepsis is sepsis complicated by organ dysfunction. Septic shock is sepsis complicated by a high lactate level or by shock that does not improve after fluid resuscitation. Bacteremia is the presence of viable bacteria in the blood. The term septicemia, the presence of microorganisms or their toxins in the blood, is no longer used by the consensus committee.Sepsis causes millions of deaths globally each year.
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    …Has your child suffered a birth injury due to an error in NICU? While some types of complications which occur in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) cannot be contributed to medical malpractice, errors and mistakes made by doctors and medical professionals may allow you and your family to recover compensation through a birth injury claim. Call…

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  • Dog Bites can Lead to Infections

    … be prescribed antibiotics or require a tetanus shot. If the infection has already progressed, you may need to be admitted to the hospital. If left untreated, however, your infection may spread into your soft tissue or bones or sepsis may develop, which can be fatal. Because of the risks of infection, it is best to be on the safe side and visit…

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