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Sepsis

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is your body's overactive and extreme response to an infection. Sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency. Without quick treatment, it can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and even death.

What causes sepsis?

Sepsis happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Bacterial infections are the most common cause, but other types of infections can also cause it.

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  1. Sepsis (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is sepsis? Sepsis is your body's overactive and extreme response to an infection. Sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency. Without quick ... damage, organ failure, and even death. What causes sepsis? Sepsis happens when an infection you already have ...
  2. Neonatal sepsis is a blood infection that occurs in an infant younger than 90 days old. Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life. ...
  3. Sepsis is an illness in which the body has a severe, inflammatory response to bacteria or other ... The symptoms of sepsis are not caused by the germs themselves. Instead, chemicals the body releases cause the response. A bacterial infection anywhere ...
  4. What Is Sepsis? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)  
    Bacterial Infections/Related Issues ... Bacterial Infections ... Sepsis/Start Here ... Sepsis ... National Institute of General Medical Sciences ... From the National Institutes ...
  5. About Sepsis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Sepsis is a medical emergency. Learn the risks, spot the signs and symptoms, and act fast.
  6. Staying Safe From Sepsis
  7. ... that often occurs with severe infections. Also called sepsis , septicemia is a serious, life-threatening response to ... Shapiro NI, Jones AE. Sepsis syndrome. In: Walls RM, ed. Rosen's ... Practice . 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2023:chap 127. ...
  8. Sepsis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    CDC is working to prevent and control sepsis, the body's extreme and life-threatening response to an infection.
  9. Sepsis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Shock/Specifics ... Shock ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  10. Pneumococcal Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... of infections are: Ear infections Sinus infections Pneumonia Sepsis Meningitis How the diagnosis is made depends upon ...
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