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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ One patient with pelvic sepsis developed a pouch-vaginal fistula and ileoanal stenosis culminating in pouch excision.
▪ At the same time, fever can make us worse in cases of widespread blood infection, or sepsis.
▪ In addition, other factors such as endotoxaemia, sepsis, and fever may contribute to further exaggerate these circulatory abnormalities.
▪ It has been suggested that emergency colectomy and postoperative sepsis may predispose to the development of pouchitis.
▪ One patient with pelvic sepsis developed a pouch-vaginal fistula and ileoanal stenosis culminating in pouch excision.
▪ Other studies have also shown that oliguria and sepsis are associated with a poor outcome.
▪ Such individuals, as in patients who have undergone splenectomy are predisposed to infections and overwhelming sepsis.
▪ The risk of neonatal group B streptococcal sepsis is also significantly increased in combination with perinatal risk factors.
▪ This combination is frequently seen in sepsis.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sepsis \Sep"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ??? putrefaction.] (Med.) The poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the blood.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1876, "putrefaction," from Modern Latin sepsis, from Greek sepsis "putrefaction," from sepein "to rot," of unknown origin.


n. (context pathology English) A serious medical condition in which the whole body is inflamed, and a known or suspected infection is present.


n. the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues


Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. There may also be symptoms related to a specific infection, such as a cough with pneumonia, or painful urination with a kidney infection. In the very young, old, and people with a weakened immune system, there may be no symptoms of a specific infection and the body temperature may be low or normal rather than high. Severe sepsis is sepsis causing poor organ function or insufficient blood flow. Insufficient blood flow may be evident by low blood pressure, high blood lactate, or low urine output. Septic shock is low blood pressure due to sepsis that does not improve after reasonable amounts of intravenous fluids are given.

Sepsis is caused by an immune response triggered by an infection. The infection is most commonly bacterial, but it can be from fungi, viruses, or parasites. Common locations for the primary infection include lungs, brain, urinary tract, skin, and abdominal organs. Risk factors include young or old age, a weakened immune system from conditions such as cancer or diabetes, and major trauma or burns. Diagnosis was based on meeting at least two systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria due to a presumed infection. In 2016 screening by SIRS was replaced with qSOFA which is two of the following three: increased breathing rate, change in level of consciousness, and low blood pressure. Blood cultures are recommended preferably before antibiotics are started; however, infection of the blood is not required for the diagnosis. Medical imaging should be done to look for the possible location of infection. Other potential causes of similar signs and symptoms include anaphylaxis, adrenal insufficiency, low blood volume, heart failure, and pulmonary embolism among others.

Sepsis is usually treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Antibiotics are typically given as soon as possible. This is often done in an intensive care unit. If fluid replacement is not enough to maintain blood pressure, medications that raise blood pressure can be used. Mechanical ventilation and dialysis may be needed to support the function of the lungs and kidneys, respectively. To guide treatment, a central venous catheter and an arterial catheter may be placed for access to the bloodstream. Other measurements such as cardiac output and superior vena cava oxygen saturation may be used. People with sepsis need preventive measures for deep vein thrombosis, stress ulcers and pressure ulcers, unless other conditions prevent such interventions. Some might benefit from tight control of blood sugar levels with insulin. The use of corticosteroids is controversial. Activated drotrecogin alfa, originally marketed for severe sepsis, has not been found to be helpful and was withdrawn from sale in 2011.

Disease severity partly determines the outcome with the risk of death from sepsis being as high as 30%, severe sepsis as high as 50%, and septic shock as high as 80%. The number of cases worldwide is unknown as there is little data from the developing world. Estimates suggest sepsis affects millions of people a year. In the developed world about 0.2 to 3 per 1000 people get sepsis yearly or about a million cases per year in the United States. Rates of disease have been increasing. Sepsis is more common among males than females. The condition has been described at least since the time of Hippocrates. The terms septicemia and blood poisoning referred to the microorganisms or their toxins in the blood and are no longer commonly used.

Sepsis (genus)

Sepsis is a genus of flies in the family Sepsidae.

Usage examples of "sepsis".

That IV in your arm is just for re hydration and antibiotics to ward off sepsis from your wounds.

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I murmured to mys                              11, mended dosage of penicillin for bacteremia or sepsis, according to the MerManual, the physician's basic desk reference.

Recom-"Ten thousand to ten million rnilligrams," I murmured to mys 11, mended dosage of penicillin for bacteremia or sepsis, according to the MerManual, the physician's basic desk reference.

Born Nate Furt, the only child of Sepsis and Donna Furt of Cheese Falls, Wisconsin, he went on the vaudeville circuit at sixteen, tap dancing while singing and simultaneously juggling flaming snakes, in blackface.

He died twenty-three hours ago of severe sepsis with multiorgan failure, primarily in the lungs.