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A 27-year-old member asked:

How does sepsis spread?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can sepsis be spread from person to person?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Sepsis is a broad term used to describe infection than enters the bloodstream and causes low blood pressure, poor oxygenation and organ dysfunction. There are many causes of sepsis including bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Unfortunately some of these can be spread from patient to patient. Sometimes patients with sepsis must be kept in isolation in icus or wards.
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What is sepsis?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
A severe infection: Sepsis is the term used by doctors to describe a severe, life-threatening bloodstream infection. Sepsis can cause your baby's organs to fail. If untreated, sepsis can be fatal. Treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and close monitoring in the hospital can prevent serious complications.

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