Infectious Disease Health Center
First Case of Chikungunya Discovered on US Mainland
New HIV Care Includes Medical and Behavioral Treatment
Dual Therapy May Control Hepatitis C in HIV Patients
HIV Diagnosis Rate Dropped
Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Immune chemicals released into the blood to combat the infection trigger widespread inflammation, which leads to blood clots and leaky vessels. This results in impaired blood flow, which damages the body’s organs by depriving them of nutrients and oxygen.
In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops, the heart weakens and the patient spirals toward septic shock. Once this happens, multiple organs—lungs...