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What is blood poisoning?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Sepsis

Blood poisoning is the common term for sepsis which means bacteria or fungi have entered the blood stream and caused a cascade of immune events creating a very ill patient.

In brief: Sepsis

Blood poisoning is the common term for sepsis which means bacteria or fungi have entered the blood stream and caused a cascade of immune events creating a very ill patient.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Septicemia

Blood poisoning is a lay term for what we now call septicemia - bacteria in the blood leading to systemic problems (shock, respiratory distress, kidney problems, liver problems, heart problems, etc).

In brief: Septicemia

Blood poisoning is a lay term for what we now call septicemia - bacteria in the blood leading to systemic problems (shock, respiratory distress, kidney problems, liver problems, heart problems, etc).
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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