Does sepsis have any long-term effects?

If you had a previous disease before your case of sepsis then you have a higher risk for permanent organ damage. If one of your organs was weak before the sepsis, then sepsis may lead to failure of that organ. Sepsis that progresses to the most severe stages can possibly lead to a weakened immune system in the future.

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Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Infections are caused by viruses, bacteria, mold and other organisms and lead to conditions like flu, chicken pox, pneumonia, sore throat, rashes, malaria and other ills. An infection occurs when these germs attack the body, causi...

ng it to respond with antibodies and white blood cells to defend itself. Preventing infectious disease involves eating a healthy diet, getting proper exercise to keep the body strong, and keeping clean by washing hands regularly.

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