Examples of sepsis in a Sentence
She was treated for sepsis of the urinary tract.
Recent Examples of sepsis from the Web
Sepsis is diagnosed through blood tests, which could indicate the presence of bacteria in the blood stream.
From there, bacteria can enter the bloodstream, causing the often-lethal blood infection sepsis.
But their deaths, Marik reported, were from underlying diseases, not from sepsis.
Sepsis nurses give families an idea of what to expect -- both during the patients' hospital stay and after their discharge, Vovan said.
These injuries can lead to sepsis, widespread infection of bodily tissues, if not immediately repaired.
Yet another for life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia or sepsis.
Some people with listeria infections, most commonly adults 65 years and older and people with weakened immune systems, develop severe infections of the bloodstream (causing sepsis) or brain (causing meningitis or encephalitis).
Mr. Due died of sepsis three weeks shy of his 96th birthday.
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Origin and Etymology of sepsis
New Latin, from Greek sēpsis decay, from sēpein to putrefy
First Known Use: 1876See Words from the same year
SEPSIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sepsis for English Language Learners
medical : illness caused by an infection in a part of the body
Medical Definition of sepsis
: a systemic response typically to a serious usually localized infection (as of the abdomen or lungs) especially of bacterial origin that is usually marked by abnormal body temperature and white blood cell count, tachycardia, and tachypnea; specifically : systemic inflammatory response syndrome induced by a documented infection—see multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, septic shock
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