Definition of Sepsis:

Sepsis, like septicemia, is an infection that has moved deeply into the body, involving the subcutaneous or submucosal layers, connective tissue, lymph system, or blood.  Septicemia: The presence of pathogenic bacteria or other microbes in the blood stream – a life-threatening condition since most defenses are focused outside the bloodstream and the infection has bypassed them either due to its virulence, the depth and severity of the original focal infection or the weakened state of the body's immunity and life energy.  Blood poisoning.

Also: Blood Poisoning, Septicemia

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Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Complications of bariatric surgery include ... Sepsis (more common in severely obese patients and those with diabetes, sleep apnea and arthritis)...”

Blood Transfusion a treatment
“...types of cancer (e.g. AML, lymphoma); Treating anemia that has not responded to other treatments; Platelet Transfusion to treat low platelet levels (thrombocytopenia) caused by: Severe infection; Sepsis; Liver cirrhosis; Chemotherapy; Bone marrow transplant; Cancer (e.g. lymphoma, leukemia); Plasma Transfusion to help with blood clotting After severe bleeding (trauma, surgery, childbirth)...”
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Bruising Susceptibility

...the condition
“...Possible causes of bruising include ... Sepsis, or severe infection in the bloodstream...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...A damaged liver cannot remove toxins from the blood, causing them to accumulate in the blood (sepsis) and eventually the brain...”

Clostridium Difficile Infection

...the condition
“...An abdominal CT scan may be used to look for CDI complications such as sepsis.  Some patients with mild disease recover without therapy...”

Colloidal Silver a treatment
“...moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate enlargement, pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis, tonsillitis*, tooth decay delay, toxemia, trench foot, tuberculosis, typhoid...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...This can lead to pneumonia or progress to potentially fatal septicemia (blood poisoning)...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...Increased oxygen being transported across cell membranes helps with sepsis and necrotizing infections...”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...Leukopenia with left shift suggests infarction with sepsis.  Increased serum amylase indicates bowel infarction, secondary pancreatitis, and leakage of pancreatic amylase into the peritoneum and bloodstream...”


...the condition
“...Fever is not a direct symptom of intussusception, but a necrotic (dying) or infected section of bowel may lead to perforation and sepsis, which causes fever...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...This can lead to empyema, endocarditis, liver failure, pleural effusion, or sepsis.”

Low T-Helper (CD4) Cell Level

...the condition
“...Low CD4+ T-cell counts (CD4 counts) are associated with a variety of conditions, including many viral infections, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, sepsis, tuberculosis, coccidioidomycosis, burns, trauma, intravenous injections of foreign proteins, malnutrition, over-exercising, pregnancy, normal daily variation, psychological stress, and social...”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Rectal bleeding and signs of sepsis may develop: shock, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, metabolic acidosis with dehydration, low blood pressure, fever, and confusion...”
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...the condition
“...In prolonged severe neutropenia, life-threatening gastrointestinal and pulmonary infections occur, as does sepsis.  However, patients with neutropenia are not at increased risk for parasitic and viral infections...”


...relationship to Sepsis
“Inflammation, sepsis, necrosis, and immune-mediated disease can cause increased tissue demand and increased bone marrow release of neutrophils.”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Complications can include ... Septicemia...”


...the condition
“...Complications of spontaneous peritonitis may include abscess development; intestinal obstruction from scar tissue; hepatorenal syndrome; hepatic encephalopathy; massive sepsis (inflammation of peritoneal cavity caused by bacteria can result in infection of the bloodstream – sepsis – and severe illness...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...This condition is commonly called blood poisoning, septicemia, sepsis, or septic shock...”


...the condition
“...Sepsis is a serious, rapidly progressing, life-threatening infection that can arise secondary to localized infections of the respiratory, genitourinary or gastrointestinal tract, or from the skin...”
...relationship to Endocarditis
“Infection of the heart valve can spread through the bloodstream to other parts of the body, causing infection in the blood (septicemia) and in other parts of the body.”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...Complications include ... systemic infection (septicemia)...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“...In typhoid fever, the digestive power of the body is seriously hampered, and the patient suffers from blood poisoning called toxemia...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis; Arthritis; Autoimmune thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate peripheral circulation Varicose ulcers; Diabetic ulcers; Peripheral atherosclerosis; Some types of gangrene; Vascular headache; Adjuvant tumor therapy...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...force urine back up the ureters into the kidneys, leading to hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidneys), pyonephrosis (kidney infection), kidney failure, chronic kidney disease due to scarring, or sepsis.  The normal capacity of the bladder is 400-600ml; the largest amount of urine drained from the bladder of a patient suffering from urinary retention was 6,000ml (6 liters).”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Persons with severely compromised immune system can die from blood poisoning known as Candida Septicemia...”
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