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 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;<br>  
  
Septicaemia can often sadly result in dead.<br>  
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Septicaemia can often sadly result in death.<br>  
  
 
=== References ===
 
=== References ===

Revision as of 23:12, 25 November 2012

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 death.

References

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