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How serious is sepsis in the blood?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

It is potentially life threatening.

In brief: Very

It is potentially life threatening.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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