What Do You Know About Sepsis?

Sepsis is a dangerous and life-threatening disease that develops when chemicals throughout the entire body instead of fighting an infection.

This inflammation can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail. severe sepsis can lead to septic shock, where blood pressure drops dramatically and causes more complications. Any infection including pneumonia, abdominal infection, kidney infection and bloodstream infection can cause sepsis. To be diagnosed with sepsis, you should at least have two of the below symptoms:

  • Body temperature above 38.3 or below 36.
  • Heart rate higher than 90 beats a minute.
  • Respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths a minute.
  • An infection.

Stages of Sepsis

  • 1.   Sources of infection.
  • 2.   Bacteria enters blood.
  • 3.   Leaking blood vessels.
  • 4.   Organ dysfunction.
  • 5.   death.


"What Do You Know about Sepsis?" Sepsis. N.p., 15 Jan. 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.