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Description of Severe sepsis

Introduction of Severe sepsisAccording to dictionary definition  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.  Causes and Risk Factors of Severe sepsisAccording to dictionary definition  Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in:1. People with weakened immune systems2. Infants and children3. Elderly4. People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease5. People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma  Signs and Symptoms of Severe sepsisAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms of sepsis are:1. Fever2. Chills3. Rapid breathing4. Heart rate5. Rash6. Confusion7. Disorientation  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Doctors diagnose sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. Your doctor may also suggest a few laboratory tests that check for signs of infection.  Treatment of Severe sepsisAccording to dictionary definition  1. People with sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units.2. Your doctor will try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure.3. Patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids4. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary.5. Surgery is needed to clear up an infection.  NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences



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