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How do I know if I have blood poisoning?

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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Critical Care
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In brief: Really sick

In medicine, we typically call blood poisoning bacteremia or sepsis.
Symptoms include fast heart beat, fever and/or chills, faster breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue. A blood culture can diagnose blood poisoning. Treatment of blood poisoning usually involves hospitalization.

In brief: Really sick

In medicine, we typically call blood poisoning bacteremia or sepsis.
Symptoms include fast heart beat, fever and/or chills, faster breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue. A blood culture can diagnose blood poisoning. Treatment of blood poisoning usually involves hospitalization.
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
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