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What are the infections that cause sepsis and who is most at risk?

Although any infection can cause sepsis, the most common ones are:

  • Abdominal infections
  • Bloodstream infections
  • Kidney infections
  • Pneumonia

People who are most at risk of getting sepsis are:

  • People who are being treated using invasive medical devices (i.e. catheters, breathing tubes)
  • People with weakened immune systems (i.e. cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy)
  • Senior citizens
  • Young children

 

 

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