Sepsis – Wikipedia

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%.[9] The number of cases worldwide is unknown as there is little data from the developing world.[9] Estimates suggest sepsis affects millions of people a year.[4] 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.[9][10] Rates of disease have been increasing.[4] Sepsis is more common among males than females.[3] The condition has been described at least since the time of Hippocrates.[11] The terms septicemia and blood poisoning referred to the microorganisms or their toxins in the blood and are no longer commonly used

Source: Sepsis – Wikipedia


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