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What is the meaning of septicaemia or sepsis?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Infection/reaction
Septicemia, or sepsis, is a total body reaction to infection.
There are specific criteria - such as fever, high white cells (which are infection fighting cells), fast heart rate, and fast breathing - that, when coupled with infection, is called sepsis. Sometimes, the reaction can be so severe it can cause shock, a scarring reaction in the lungs or even liver and kidney damage.

In brief: Infection/reaction
Septicemia, or sepsis, is a total body reaction to infection.
There are specific criteria - such as fever, high white cells (which are infection fighting cells), fast heart rate, and fast breathing - that, when coupled with infection, is called sepsis. Sometimes, the reaction can be so severe it can cause shock, a scarring reaction in the lungs or even liver and kidney damage.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sepsis
Spreading of infection thru blood stream.

In brief: Sepsis
Spreading of infection thru blood stream.
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