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How serious is sepsis in the blood?

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Very.: Sepsis generally refers to an infection where bacteria are detected in the blood and it can have other effects such as low blood pressure and effects on other organs (kidney, liver, lung). The other issues depend on the source, how sick the patient is, and other health complications. However, antibiotics are a very effective treatment.

Answered 3/14/2013

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Dr. Michael Depietro answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Very: It is potentially life threatening.

Answered 4/15/2013

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