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Sepsis

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition and a medical emergency. Sepsis may not be obvious and a high index of suspicion is often required to make the diagnosis. Early aggressive treatment increases the changes of survival and every hour that treatment is delayed increases mortality. See also Shock

The Practising Midwife featured article

Vigilance must be a priority: Maternal Genital Tract Sepsis 2011; 14(4): 16 - 18 Authors: Debra Bick, Sarah Beake, Carol Pellowe

Further reading

Tidy C (2016). Sepsis (Professional reference). http://patient.info/doctor/sepsis-septicaemia-pro

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (2012). Green-top Guideline No 64a. Bacterial sepsis in pregnancy. https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/gtg_64a.pdf

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (2012). Green-top Guideline No 64b. Bacterial sepsis following pregnancy. https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/gtg_64b.pdf

 

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