local or generalized invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins: dental sepsis; wound sepsis.
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How to use sepsis in a sentence
Former president Bill Clinton was discharged from the hospital Sunday, his medical team confirmed, five days after he was admitted for an infection of the bloodstream, a condition known as sepsis.Former president Bill Clinton discharged from hospital after treatment for infection | Amy B Wang | October 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Clinton was diagnosed with a urological infection that morphed into an infection of the bloodstream, a condition known as sepsis, according to a Clinton aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the former president’s medical status.Former president Bill Clinton expected to leave hospital Sunday after treatment for infection | Amy B Wang | October 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Up to this point, my mom had endured dozens of complications, including brain surgeries, infections, regressions, sepsis.
The document does not reference her infected bedsore, which went to the bone, or the signs of sepsis that were noted in her medical records the day before she died.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died | by Sean Campbell | January 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Though attending physicians are typically in charge of evaluating patients and making sepsis diagnoses, they don’t have time to continuously monitor another app on top of their existing duties in the emergency department.How an AI tool for fighting hospital deaths actually worked in the real world | Karen Hao | October 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
He went on to suggest that patients with gonorrhea can develop sepsis and die within a few days.Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea, the ‘Sex Superbug,’ Is Not Worse Than AIDS | Kent Sepkowitz | May 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
You have a festering wound in 90 degrees that, if it goes untreated, can lead to sepsis, and death.
Increasing experience proves that gloves are most valuable in securing freedom from sepsis.
The greatest danger is hmorrhage, and the other is sepsis when the placenta has been left to slough.
The chief risks of the operation are sepsis, cancer-infection, and injury to the ureters.
In opening an abscess, the most stringent precautions against sepsis should be observed.
It has already been pointed out that the great danger in intra-ocular operations is sepsis.
British Dictionary definitions for sepsis
the presence of pus-forming bacteria in the body
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Scientific definitions for sepsis
A severe infection caused by pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, in the blood or tissues. If untreated, a localized infection, as in the respiratory or urinary tracts, can lead to infection in the bloodstream and widespread inflammation, characterized initially by fever, chills, and other symptoms and later by septic shock.
- septic adjective
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