Genetic evidence for single bacteria cause of sepsis identified for the first time | The study, which has been published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, examined the events that lead to sepsis by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a major human pathogen, in mice. They found that in most cases the bacteria causing sepsis was started by a single pneumococcal cell.
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"A Leading Cause of Death You Don't Even Know About" by Harriet Brown for Oprah Magazine. To survive sepsis—the 11th leading cause of death in this country—you need to catch it early. But many patients don't even know what it is.
What Causes Sepsis (Blood Infection) in the Elderly?
Blood poisoning (also referred to as sepsis or septicemia) is a serious infection. It occurs when bacteria causing infection in some part of the body enters the bloodstream. If blood poisoning is left untreated, it can become so severe that it starts to interfere with the body’s organs and in some severe cases, it can …
What is sepsis? Sepsis is a huge healthcare problem world-wide with millions of people diagnosed every year. Sepsis and septic shock have a mortality rate of one in every four people and often can cause permanent disability in its survivors (Dellinger et al. 2013). The vastness of this number means the cost of sepsis is not only great in regards to mortality, but also on an economic and social scale. What is Sepsis? Recently there has been updates regarding the definition of sepsis and…
Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause serious health issues. A UTI happens when you have bacteria in the bladder or kidneys. When Left untreated, a UTI can become more serious. Urinary tract infections can lead to an acute or chronic kidney infection, which could permanently damage the kidneys and even lead to kidney failure. UTI’s are a leading cause of sepsis, (presence of microorganisms in tissue: the condition or syndrome caused by the presence of microorganisms or their toxins