Causes Of Sepsis In Infants?
doctor, I want to ask what is sepsis, and why does it happen to babies. What’s the difference with infection. Thank you doctor
Hello, Lydia. Infection is the process by which viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi enter the body that attack the body's defenses. This causes symptoms such as fever, cough, and others. Meanwhile, sepsis is a severe infection that occurs in the body. It is characterized by an increase in bacteria in the body. In addition, sepsis has the following characteristics:
increased white blood cells shortness of breath high fever Sepsis can happen to anyone, including babies. Usually preceded by an infection that occurs, it can be a respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection and others in the baby's body. Infections that are not treated properly and properly treated can allow bacteria to multiply and lead to sepsis.
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