Sepsis

  1. What kind of test are done for sepsis and what is it?
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    Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 234
    pediatric private duty; from US
    Specialty: nursing home, clinic, homehealth

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  3. by   chad75
    Blood cultures, and sepsis is basically an infection of the blood (usually caused by infection elsewhere).
  4. by   stephera
    Could it be from hernia surgeries?
    Quote from chad75
    Blood cultures, and sepsis is basically an infection of the blood (usually caused by infection elsewhere).
  5. by   stephera
    What are the symptoms?
    Quote from chad75
    Blood cultures, and sepsis is basically an infection of the blood (usually caused by infection elsewhere).
  6. by   chad75
    May I suggest google. Without going into detail, and increasing the chances of getting something wrong :chuckle , yes you could get septic from any type of wound that becomes infectious especially if you have a compromised immune system. The main sympton is hyperthermia.

    www.sepsis.com

    *disclaimer* As always, if you think you or someone you know may be "septic" the best course of action is a trip to your physcian.
    Last edit by chad75 on Dec 23, '04

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