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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Sepsis
Sepsis is a severe illness caused by overwhelming infection of the bloodstream by toxin-producing bacteria.
In children, sepsis may accompany infection of the bone (osteomyelitis).
Sepsis is often life-threatening, especially in people with a weakened immune system or other medical illnesses.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000666.htm   (564 words)

 Sepsis: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Septic shock is a serious medical condition causing such effects as multiple organ failure and death in response to infection and sepsis....
Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood, and is the means by which local infections spread hematogenously to distant organs....
Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, the endocardium....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/sepsis.htm   (2012 words)

 Sepsis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sepsis refers to a bacterial infection in the bloodstream or body tissues.
Sepsis can originate anywhere bacteria can gain entry to the body; common sites include the genitourinary tract, the liver and its bile ducts, the gastrointestinal tract, and the lungs.
The presence of sepsis is indicated by blood tests showing particularly high or low white blood cell counts.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/sepsis.jsp   (499 words)

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