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what is septis or septus

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what is spetis or septus? how do you get it and can it be spred?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Deborah replied 10 years ago.

Sepsis is a serious but rare infection that is usually caused by bacteria. It occurs when bacteria, which can originate in the lungs, intestines, urinary tract, or gallbladder, make toxins that cause the body's immune system to attack the body's own organs and tissues.

Sepsis occurs when the body's normal reaction to inflammation or a bacterial infection goes into overdrive. With sepsis, the bacteria create a toxin that causes a widespread inflammation of the body's organs and causes rapid changes in a person's body temperature, blood pressure, and dysfunction in the lung and other organs.

It is not contagious.

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