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septicaemia

septicaemia

The presence in the circulating blood of large numbers of disease-producing organisms. Septicaemia causes high fever, shivering, headache and rapid breathing and may progress to delirium, coma and death. Treatment is with antibiotics and sometimes transfusion. Also known as blood poisoning. See also SEPTIC SHOCK.

septicaemia

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blood poisoning

an infection of the blood stream by a variety of pathogenic microorganisms, such as Salmonella and Pseudomonas, usually from a nonintestinal source, leading to fever, lesions in many body organs and even death.

septicaemia

life-threatening systemic disease due to pus-forming pathogenic organisms (e.g. bacteria) within circulating blood, characterized by generalized toxaemia, marked pyrexia and severe hypotension leading to toxic shock, general organ failure and death unless appropriate antibiosis and fluid replacement are initiated urgently
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1,000 THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IN CARE HOMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES BECAUSE OF DEHYDRATION, MALNUTRITION, BEDSORES OR SEPTICAEMIA SINCE 2001 THE PROPORTION OF ALL DEATHS IN CARE HOMES ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES SINCE 2001 BY CAUSE OF DEATH 942 deaths in 2016 in people aged over 65 800 971 deaths in 2015 in people aged over 65 78.
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Incidence, presenting features, risk factors and significance of late onset septicaemia in VLBW babies.
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reported Haemorrhagic Septicaemia outbreak in bovines.
Vivienne Bell, from Wearside said: "I am supporting MRF's campaign because I contracted meningococcal septicaemia in May 2008 when I was 56 years old.
Usually, septicaemia arises as a result of localised infection in the body, commonly meningococcal infection.
Septicaemia is a blood poisoning caused by the same germ as meningitis.
The UN body has begun responded to a recent outbreak of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) in Twic East, Duk and Bor Counties, Jonglei State, FAO official has said today.
Meningitis and septicaemia are life-threatening diseases that can kill in hours, or leave survivors with potentially devastating after-effects sometimes as severe as brain damage, amputations and epilepsy.