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 Septicaemia can be a very serious infection. It is caused when an [[infection|infection]] reaches the blood stream. 
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Septicaemia can be a very serious infection. It is caused when an [[Infection|infection]] reaches the blood stream. 
  
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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 and fluid transfusions. Usually if a patient has Septicaemia then a hospital stay in required.&nbsp;<br>
  
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 and fluid transfusions. Usually if a patient has Septicaemia then a hospital stay in required.&nbsp;
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Septicaemia can often sadly result in dead.  
  
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Septicaemia can often sadly result in dead.
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<ref>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002331/</ref>
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Revision as of 21:45, 22 October 2012

 Septicaemia

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 in required. 

Septicaemia can often sadly result in dead.


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