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What does having blood poisoning mean?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Lay term

Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection.
The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long.

In brief: Lay term

Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection.
The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Sepsis

Blood poisoning is a lay term for sepsis - having bacteria in the blood - it can vary in severity from mild to moderate to severe with multi-organ system failure, low blood pressure and death.

In brief: Sepsis

Blood poisoning is a lay term for sepsis - having bacteria in the blood - it can vary in severity from mild to moderate to severe with multi-organ system failure, low blood pressure and death.
Dr. Asaf Presente
Dr. Asaf Presente
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