septicaemia


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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.
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The charity has three goals: to see fewer people get meningitis and septicaemia, to see more people survive with a better quality of life and reduced disability, to have more engaged, informed and supported patients and communities.
In per acute cases of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia, the animal is cured, provided the proper treatment can be given in the initial stage of infection, as evidenced in our report.
Vinny Smith, chief executive of MRF said: "Sadly we see even more families affected by meningitis and septicaemia during winter.
Lib Dem work and pensions spokesman Stephen Lloyd said: "This shocking rise in deaths from septicaemia should act as a wakeup call to the Government.
Based on the results of impression smear, gross and microscopic lesions, the animals of present study might be died because of septicaemia caused by P.
Vinny Smith, the chief executive of Meningitis Research Foundation, added: "Roy knows how quickly meningitis and septicaemia can strike, sometimes killing in hours, and leaving some survivors with life-changing after effects.
He deteriorated and ended up in Alder Hey with septicaemia.
Meningococcal bacteria can cause meningitis and septicaemia which can kill if not diagnosed early.
Moro reported no gender association of septicaemia. Mortality was high in female neonates.
University students are at particular risk of contracting potentially fatal meningitis or septicaemia as they are likely to be mixing closely with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria in their nose or throat.
Christopher Head, MRF Chief Executive, said: " As Viv is well aware meningitis and septicaemia are diseases that can leave a baby, child or adult fighting for their life within hours of the first symptoms.