Septicaemia

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Septicaemia can be a very serious infection. It is caused when an [[Infection|infection]] reaches the [[Blood|blood]] stream. 
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Septicaemia can be a very serious infection. It is caused when an [[Infection|infection]] reaches the [[Blood|blood]] stream.  
  
Symptoms for septicaemia can include; fever, chills, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, confusion and red spots on the skin. Blood cultures can be taken to confirm that Septicaemia is present. Treatment for Septicaemia can include [[Antibiotics|antibiotics]], [[Oxygen|oxygen]] and [[Blood|blood]] and fluid transfusions. Usually if a patient has Septicaemia then a hospital stay is required.&nbsp;<br>
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Symptoms for septicaemia can include; fever, chills, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, confusion and red spots on the skin. Blood cultures can be taken to confirm that Septicaemia is present. Treatment for Septicaemia can include [[Antibiotics|antibiotics]], [[Oxygen|oxygen]] and [[Blood|blood]] and fluid transfusions. Usually, if a patient has Septicaemia then a hospital stay is required.  
  
Septicaemia can often sadly result in death.<br>
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Septicaemia can often sadly result in death.

Revision as of 15:00, 21 October 2017

Septicaemia can be a very serious infection. It is caused when an infection reaches the blood stream.

Symptoms for septicaemia can include; fever, chills, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, confusion and red spots on the skin. Blood cultures can be taken to confirm that Septicaemia is present. Treatment for Septicaemia can include antibiotics, oxygen and blood and fluid transfusions. Usually, if a patient has Septicaemia then a hospital stay is required.

Septicaemia can often sadly result in death.

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