Asked Feb 23, 2019

What are some of the different tests to determine sepsis? 

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Sepsis is an immune response to an infection, which can lead to the severe organ failure if not treated on time. It is caused when the chemicals released in response of an immune response is high in amount. This high amount of chemicals causes the inflammation in the body. The infection can be bacterial, viral or fungi. Mainly the patients of sepsis suffer from bacterial infection.

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Sepsis is an immune response which is caused due to the high production of chemicals from the immune system. These chemicals cause inflammation in the body. Sepsis can also lead to organ failure if not treated on time. There three stages of sepsis: sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. The symptoms of these are as follow:

  1. Symptoms of sepsis: high fever or very low temperature of the body, high heart and respiratory rate, and confirmed infection.
  2. Symptoms of severe sepsis (occurs during organ failure): decreased urination, low platelet count, discoloration of the skin, the problem in breathing, unconsciousness and extreme weakness.
  3. Symptoms of septic shock: its symptoms as same as severe sepsis, but also include low blood pressure.

The infections which make us more prone to sepsis are pneumonia, abdominal infection, kidney infection, and blood infection.

If a person is thought to have sepsis, then some tests are done. These tests tell about the following thi...

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