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Sepsis is a common and potentially life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. The organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, heart or brain may “suffer” as a consequence.

Sepsis is serious, but diagnosing it quickly and giving antimicrobials early can help prevent it becoming more severe.

Sepsis is caused by infection in the body and some of the common sources are:

  • Chest infection
  • Urinary infection
  • Brain infection
  • Abdominal infection
  • Skin, soft tissue infection
  • Bone or joint infection

Any of these infections can lead the body to have an adverse reaction and organs may start to “suffer”.

 

Page last updated on 24th June 2022

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