Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)

About- Sepsis also called septicemia is a serious life-threatening complication of an infection, occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body which can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail.
 
Symptoms-
 High fever
 High heart rate
 High respiratory rate
 Decreased urine output
 Mood swing
 The decrease in platelet count
 Shortness of breath
 Abnormal heart pumping function
 Abdominal pain
 Patches of discolored skin
 Chills
 Unconsciousness
 Extreme weakness

Causes-
Sepsis occurs due to bacterial, viral or fungal infection. The most likely varieties include:
 Pneumonia
 Abdominal infection
 Kidney infection
 Bloodstream infection

Specialists to visit- 
 Critical Care Doctor

 Emergency Medicine Doctor

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.sepsis.org
https://www.nhs.uk

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