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What's sepsis and is there a cure?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Infection: Sepsis is a form of poisoning caused by an infection. The treatment is antibiotics, control of the infection, and supportive measures to keep other organs working while the body heals.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Get it treated.: If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis. With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. You may need antibiotics along with other ancillary treatment.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for sepsis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: Antibiotics that kill the bacteria are your only hope. And when they have damaged the body with their products, it's often too late to stave off death or allow full recovery.
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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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