Questions tagged [sepsis]

Tag for questions related to the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis is an illness in which the body has a severe response to bacteria or other germs. This response may be called systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).

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How does excessive acute inflammation damage tissue (eg, in sepsis or cytokine release syndrome)?

While inflammation is necessary to recruit immune cells to sites of infection in order to clear the etiological agent of disease, excessive inflammation has often been implicated in many of the poor ...
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How does sepsis affect heart function?

I have intuition that sepsis with infection can cause: spastic functioning of heart during systole heart working spontaneously in snatches during systole atrial fibrillation first contraction of ...
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Can SIRS occur without Sepsis from Infection?

I am thinking this figure It suggests me that there has to be Sepsis that infection can lead to SIRS. I am thinking particularly the pathogenesis of Cryptococcus neoformans where respiratory tract $...