Septicaemia

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Septicaemia, is a serious condition in which bacterial toxins enter the blood stream from another part of the body such as the lungs, resulting in blood poisoning. If this infection is not treated in a prompt manner the individual will develop the life threatening condition, sepsis [1]. 

Symptoms for septicaemia include;


Sepsis results in body wide inflammation, as a result of untreated septicaemia. If this is not treated immediatley individuals often die from septic shock, due to a decrease in blood pressure [1]. 

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.



[1] Healthline. Septicaemia. 2015 [22.10.18] Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/septicemia 

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