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What are the chances of someone surviving blood poisoning?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Good if not severe: While sepsis, blood poisoning from an infection and low blood pressure, is still often a fatal disease - if the person is overall healthy, if the infection is treated early, and if the person doesn't develop other complications like respiratory failure or renal failure then survival is likely.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
About 85%: But must be treated by a critical care specialist.

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