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5 Most Common Questions About Sepsis

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With more than 258,000 lives being lost per year, Sepsis ranks as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (after heart disease and cancer).

More than 1.6 million cases of sepsis every year and survivors often face long-term effects post-sepsis, including amputations, anxiety, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue, and more. Almost 60 percent of sepsis survivors experience worsened cognitive (mental) and/or physical function.

Here are answers to the 5 most common questions about the condition, as provided by the public awareness group Sepsis Alliance:

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Topics: Sepsis