Ageing population may account for increase in Sepsis

There are an increasing number of cases of sepsis annually. From 621,000 in the year 2000 to 1,141,000 in 2008, according to CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics estimate.

About 28 to 50% of person with sepsis die and this could be because of the following reasons:
  • Aging population
  • Increasing chronic illnesses
  • Increasing antibiotic resistance
  • Increasing awareness and tracking of sepsis
  • People are involved in more invasive procedures, organ transplants, immunosuppressive drugs, chemotherapy et al.

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection; this can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, or even death. 

Keep posted for more info and prevention measures of sepsis
CDC is working to increase sepsis awareness among the public, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities and also working with patient advocacy and consumer groups to educate the public to raise awareness and promote the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

Every one, irrespective of your country is encouraged to key in as some of the major causes of sepsis such as an ageing population, increasing chronic illnesses (et al) are globally phenomena.


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