Septicaemia

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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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