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what is sepsis and how do you contract it

By Anonymous January 24, 2012 - 6:06pm
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My sister in-law has it and is in the hospital and we don't know if she is going to live or die. there is so much damage to her body now. can someone please help me.

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Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation creates microscopic blood clots that can block nutrients and oxygen from reaching organs, causing them to fail. If sepsis progresses to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically and the person may die.

Early treatment of sepsis, usually with antibiotics and large amounts of intravenous fluids, improves chances for survival.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers,


January 25, 2012 - 6:39pm
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