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  • Sepsis, which is typically triggered by infections such as meningitis or bacterial pneumonia, can lead to shock, organ failure and death.

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  • "Sepsis" is the concern if the yeast is in the bloodstream.


  • Sepsis is often not recognized in time to save patients or prevent severe disability.

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  • "We need to treat patients who walk into the emergency room with signs of sepsis as a real medical emergency, like stroke, heart attack or trauma," says James O'Brien , a critical-care specialist at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, and a director of the nonprofit Sepsis Alliance, which offers information for medical professionals and consumers on its website.

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  • Sepsis infections killed 100% of male mice by 48 hours and 55% of females by 72 hours.

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  • One test recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, a group that develops protocols for care, measures levels of serum lactate, a marker in the bloodstream that tissues are not getting enough oxygen.

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  • Sepsis is often a risk for hospitalized patients, but it can also be set off in response to infection from a playground scrape or a nicked cuticle at the beauty parlor.

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  • Sepsis can result from a hospital procedure—or a seemingly harmless scrape.

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  • A survey by the Sepsis Alliance in June found 69% of Americans have no idea what sepsis is.

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  • Sepsis 101 Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is responsible for one-fourth of hospital deaths.

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