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INFORMATION FOR  WOMEN WHO HAVE SEPSIS DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

                                                                                                                                                

What is sepsis during pregnancy?

Sepsis is a condition in which there are pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms in the blood (septicemia) or in various other tissues throughout the body and the body is responding in ways that cause malfunction of organs. The precise definition of sepsis is fairly complex and changes every few years as professional critical care medicine organizations (such as the Society of Critical Care Medicine in the US) tweak sepsis categories in order to make it easier to study how treatments affect the rate of death and other adverse outcomes. It is possible to develop viral sepsis or fungal sepsis, but most cases of sepsis are bacterial.


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