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Symptoms Of Sepsis

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Meningitis - Would You Know If Your Child Had It

Meningitis and septicaemia information. Symptoms poster

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Silent killer which takes 44,000 lives every year but what is Sepsis ?

Sepsis has similar symptoms to flu

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Amputee to be father after septicaemia ordeal

Amputee to be father after septicaemia ordeal A man who lost both his legs eight fingers and part of his nose after contracting septicaemia is to become a father for the first time. Dean Smahon 54 had a 10% chance of survival when he fell ill in 2010 and hospital staff missed opportunities to treat his sepsis in time. The former police officer from Londonderry was living in Leeds. He was placed in an induced coma at Leeds General Infirmary after his flu-like symptoms. The pain worsened and his body fell into septic shock. Septicaemia or sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the bodys response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has since admitted its staff missed opportunities to treat Mr Smahons infection and has apologised. He was released from hospital after three months but has undergone 30 operations over two years including amputations to his legs hand fingers part of his nose and right ear. The former Northern Ireland javelin thrower had only been in a relationship with his wife Kirsty for seven weeks before falling ill. He said: I was active I liked to keep fit I had pride in how I looked Id met a girl I really liked and all of a sudden I had to cope with losing my legs hand and bits of my face. Id lost my dignity and self-worth. Kirsty left her teaching job to care for me. It was a very dark period and I felt as though life wasnt worth living. The couple are expecting their first child in February after IVF treatment something Mr Smahon said he never dreamed they would be able to do. Lawyers helped him to get an interim payment in 2015 to buy better prosthetics an adapted car and rent a bungalow. His legal team is now trying to secure him an award for damages. Lets block ads! (Why?) View the original article here

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Can Patty Duke's Death Help Prevent Other Sepsis Deaths?

The CDC has this mnemonic for suspecting sepsis, if a person complains of the following symptoms:

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First ever vaccine is developed to prevent toxic shock syndrome

TSS was first described in medical literature in the 1980s. General symptoms of sepsis or blood poisoning were observed in young women who had used the so-called 'super tampons' during their periods. As a result the condition was often referred to as 'tampon disease'. The surge in cases led to the regulation of tampons, and their absorption abilities, cutting the time a woman could use a single tampon