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Can sepsis cause any serious damage?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Sepsis is when infection becomes systemic and cause body reactions like low bp, fast heart rate, low oxygen, high or low temp, high or depressed inflammatory reaction, can lead to ards. The sequelae depend on what organs sustain the most damage including the source of infection. ARDS can lead to some lung fibrosis. Sepsis has high risk of death.

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