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What is sepsis?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: A severe infection

Sepsis is the term used by doctors to describe a severe, life-threatening bloodstream infection.
Sepsis can cause your baby's organs to fail. If untreated, sepsis can be fatal. Treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and close monitoring in the hospital can prevent serious complications.

In brief: A severe infection

Sepsis is the term used by doctors to describe a severe, life-threatening bloodstream infection.
Sepsis can cause your baby's organs to fail. If untreated, sepsis can be fatal. Treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and close monitoring in the hospital can prevent serious complications.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Severe infection

If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis.
With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. You may need oral or intravenous antibiotics, oxygen, IV fluid and pain medication.

In brief: Severe infection

If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis.
With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. You may need oral or intravenous antibiotics, oxygen, IV fluid and pain medication.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood infection

"sepsis" refers to a very severe blood infection that happens in certain children.
Some babies are at higher risk (babies in hospitals who have indwelling IV catheters, children with immune deficiencies, severe premature infants or infants born to mothers with active infections). Most children with sepsis have high fever and act very ill. This is a serious illness that can be treatable.

In brief: Blood infection

"sepsis" refers to a very severe blood infection that happens in certain children.
Some babies are at higher risk (babies in hospitals who have indwelling IV catheters, children with immune deficiencies, severe premature infants or infants born to mothers with active infections). Most children with sepsis have high fever and act very ill. This is a serious illness that can be treatable.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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