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27 July 2010

Screening for Sepsis Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

Emergency surgery, co-existing illness, age over 60 linked to deadly blood infection, study found

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Sepsis -- known colloquially as blood poisoning -- is a dangerous and potentially lethal body-wide inflammatory response to an infection. Usually caused by bacteria in the bloodstream, sepsis can lead to septic shock, followed by multiple organ failure and death.

 
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