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Sepsis

  • IASbaba
  • March 16, 2020
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Sepsis

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Health

In News:

  • Sepsis is a common cause of death from Coronavirus
  • Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by the body’s immune system overreacting in response to an infection. 
  • This overactive, toxic response can lead to tissue damage, multiple organ failure and death.
  • Cause: Sepsis can be triggered by a variety of pathogens- Viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites
  • Treatment: The blood is examined, a broad-spectrum antibiotic is administered, and sufficient blood circulation and ventilation are ensured.

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