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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is sepsis?

Sepsis results from an exaggerated response of our immune system to an infection. The immune system, in turn, damages healthy tissues and organs, causing poor organ function. It can progress to a septic shock, a severe form of sepsis, and is life-threatening.

Symptoms of sepsis

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Child refuses to eat

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Sore throat

  • Feeling cold or shivering

Questions your doctor may ask to check for sepsis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose sepsis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Does your child refuse to feed or has problems feeding?

Treatment for sepsis

Emergency medical treatment is required in the hospital. Treatment involves timely administration of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, and fluids injected directly into the vein. Additional steps to control the source of infection are promptly required. Heart and blood pressure support is required in severe disease states, such as septic shock.

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References

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    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/10408363.2013.764490

  • Purcarea A, Sovaila S. Sepsis, a 2020 review for the internist. Rom J Intern Med. 2020 Sep 1;58(3):129-137. doi: 10.2478/rjim-2020-0012. PMID: 32396142.

    https://www.sciendo.com/article/10.2478/rjim-2020-0012

  • Napolitano LM. Sepsis 2018: Definitions and Guideline Changes. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Feb/Mar;19(2):117-125. doi: 10.1089/sur.2017.278. PMID: 29447109.

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  • Rello J, Valenzuela-Sánchez F, Ruiz-Rodriguez M, Moyano S. Sepsis: A Review of Advances in Management. Adv Ther. 2017 Nov;34(11):2393-2411. doi: 10.1007/s12325-017-0622-8. Epub 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29022217; PMCID: PMC5702377.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12325-017-0622-8

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Saqib Baig, MD, MS (Respiratory medicine, Critical Care, Internal medicine)

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

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