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    • What is a sepsis infection?

      • Sepsis can be the clinical manifestation of infections acquired both in the community setting or in health care facilities. Health care-associated infections are one of, if not the most frequent type of adverse event to occur during care delivery and affect hundreds of millions of patients worldwide every year (6).
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    The most common comorbidities in children who develop sepsis are age specific; infants have chronic lung disease or congenital heart disease, while children ages one through nine have underlying neuromuscular disease and adolescents have pre-existing cancer . Similar to sepsis in adults, however, a standard definition for sepsis is crucial to ...

  2. Mar 08, 2022 · Children. Sepsis can affect anyone, at any time but it does tend to strike more often people at the extremes of life, the very old and the very young. As a result, children, particularly premature babies and infants, can be more susceptible to developing sepsis. Sometimes incorrectly called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body’s life ...

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  4. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Infections that lead to sepsis most often start in the lung, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract.

  5. Jun 09, 2015 · sepsis is a clinical syndrome resulting from a dysregulated systemic inflammatory response to infection. 1 it is characterised by a generalised pro-inflammatory cascade, which may lead to widespread tissue injury. 2 it encompasses a clinical spectrum of severity, including severe sepsis, septic shock, and multi-organ failure. 3 sepsis is a …

    • Adrian Plunkett, Jeremy Tong
    • 2015
  6. Therefore, as part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Pediatric Sepsis Definition Taskforce, we will conduct a systematic review to synthesize evidence on individual factors, clinical criteria, or illness severity scores that may be used to identify children with infection who have or are at high risk of developing sepsis-associated ...

    • Kusum Menon, Luregn J Schlapbach, Luregn J Schlapbach, Samuel Akech, Andrew Argent, Kathleen Chiotos...
    • 2020
  7. Aug 26, 2020 · Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection (3). If not recognized early and managed promptly, it can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure and death.

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