6 Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Blood Poisoning To Watch Out For
May 17, 2018 14:22
What is blood poisoning? Contrary to what the name suggests, blood poisoning refers to bacteria entering the bloodstream, not poison in the blood. Blood poisoning, medically called septicemia, is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of an existing infection in which bacteria escape the initial infection site, enter the blood, and spread throughout the body.
The condition should be treated promptly, as untreated blood poisoning can quickly escalate to sepsis, and sepsis can progress to septic shock, which is fatal in about 50 percent of all cases.
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