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Sepsis is a life-threatening illness, characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state (called a systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or SIRS) and the presence of a known or suspected infection. The body's immune system may develop this inflammatory response to microbes in the blood, urine, lungs, skin, or other tissues.


For GENERAL Audiences

Sepsis A Guide for General Audiences: This module defines sepsis, outlines the causes and informs the reader about high risk populations for sepsis.