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Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock.

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  1. Sepsis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a ... weakens, leading to septic shock. Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in People with ...
  2. Sepsis neonatorum; Neonatal septicemia; Sepsis - infant ... Neonatal sepsis can be caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli ( E.coli ), Listeria , and some strains of streptococcus. ...
  3. Sepsis Questions and Answers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Improving Survival Medical Bibliography Data Reports Related Links Sepsis Questions and Answers Share Compartir On this Page ... is CDC doing to prevent sepsis? What is sepsis? Sepsis is an illness that affects all parts ...
  4. Sepsis (Nemours Foundation)  
    About Sepsis Sepsis is when the immune system responds to an infection by attacking the body's own organs and ... getting worse, not better. Back Continue Causes of Sepsis Bacteria are almost always the cause of sepsis ...
  5. Improving the Odds of Surviving Sepsis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)  
    ... Science Home Page Improving the Odds of Surviving Sepsis By Carolyn Beans Posted August 18, 2014 A ... it quickly and reduce its later effects. Detecting Sepsis Early Researchers aim to develop a tool that ...
  6. Sepsis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)  
    NIGMS Home > Science Education > Sepsis Fact Sheet Sepsis Fact Sheet Tagline (Optional) Main Content What is sepsis? Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. ...
  7. Surviving Sepsis: Taming a Deadly Immune Response From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    ... link, please review our exit disclaimer . Subscribe Surviving Sepsis Taming a Deadly Immune Response Many people have never heard of sepsis, or they don’t know what it is. ...
  8. JAMA Patient Page: Sepsis (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Sepsis S epsis is a medical condition in which the ... is no confirmed infectious process in SIRS. 2. Sepsis : SIRS in response to a confirmed infectious process ...
  9. Sepsis is an illness in which the body has a severe response to bacteria or other germs. ... The symptoms of sepsis are not caused by the germs themselves. Instead, chemicals the body releases cause the response. A bacterial infection anywhere ...
  10. Sepsis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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