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Can sepsis kill you?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sepsis, a type of systemic inflammatory response to infection and infection related toxins, can lead to kidney failure, respiratory failure, heart failure, liver failure, stroke, etc.
.. All leading to death.

In brief: Yes
Sepsis, a type of systemic inflammatory response to infection and infection related toxins, can lead to kidney failure, respiratory failure, heart failure, liver failure, stroke, etc.
.. All leading to death.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
As a general rule of thumb your risk of dying from sepsis is about 20% per each organ system affected.
For instance if you have cardiac dysfunction and liver dysfunction from sepsis your risk of dying could be as high as 40%. Each year severe sepsis strikes about 750, 000 americans. It’s been estimated that between 25and 50 percent of these people die!

In brief: Yes
As a general rule of thumb your risk of dying from sepsis is about 20% per each organ system affected.
For instance if you have cardiac dysfunction and liver dysfunction from sepsis your risk of dying could be as high as 40%. Each year severe sepsis strikes about 750, 000 americans. It’s been estimated that between 25and 50 percent of these people die!
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: Yes
Untreated sepsis is always fatal.
Once bacteria start multiplying in your blood without your body being able to fight them off, death is inevitable unless we can get antibiotics to them. And it's usually short -- even a few hours.

In brief: Yes
Untreated sepsis is always fatal.
Once bacteria start multiplying in your blood without your body being able to fight them off, death is inevitable unless we can get antibiotics to them. And it's usually short -- even a few hours.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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