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Infectious Diseases

7 Facts About Sepsis

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Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.
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Heart rate monitor in the hospital.
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Sepsis is the leading cause of death in ICU


Bacteria.
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Bacteria is the most common culprit


Infant in intensive care unit.
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Certain people are more vulnerable


Chart with rising numbers.
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Sepsis cases are on the rise


Woman checking her temperature.
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Sepsis symptoms can be confusing


Red blood cells.
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Researchers are closer to diagnosing sepsis earlier


Allison Tsai

Allison Tsai

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.