Many people in the Intensive Care Units develop blood infection which often prove fatal. Such a condition is called sepsis. Sepsis is when an infection spreads to the blood stream and consequently to the body's immune system causing it to react to the infection. It may cause a shock to the body and may even spread to other organs in the body.
During sepsis the body temperature can span between 101 F and 98F. The heart rate becomes 90 beats per minute and respiration tends to be higher than 20 per minute. When sepsis leads to severe sepsis the patient suffers from decreased urine output, disorientation, breathing difficulty and abdominal pain. When blood pressure falls drastically then the patient is said to be in sepsis shock.
Sepsis is a medical emergency and has to be treated at its mild state. Diseases like pneumonia, kidney or abdominal infection can lead to sepsis. Drug resistance of bacteria is a common cause of sepsis, older patients are at higher risk of getting infected.
Diagnosis of persons with sepsis is done through numerous blood tests, urine, wound secretions and respiratory secretions. X-rays, scans and MRI are carried out to understand the level of infection. Patients are also provided with vasopressors to increase the blood pressure and antibiotics to clear the infection. In severe infection surgery is performed to remove any pus collection. One should be put under an Intensive Care Unit when faced with such.
Sepsis is treatable in its mild form and should not be allowed to turn into sepsis shock.
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