Sepsis information

Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection.

Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

Who's at risk?

There are around 123,000 cases of sepsis a year in England. Around 37,000 people die every year as a result of the condition.

Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, although some people are more vulnerable.

People most at risk of sepsis include those:

  • with a medical condition or receiving medical treatment that weakens their immune system
  • who are already in hospital with a serious illness
  • who are very young or very old
  • who have just had surgery or who have wounds or injuries as a result of an accident

For more information:

  • How to spot the signs
  • What to do if you suspect sepsis
  • Treatment of sepsis

Please click on the link below

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-poisoning/Pages/Introduction.aspx#at-risk



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