Origin of sepsisModern Latin from Classical Greek s?psis, putrefaction from s?pein, to make putrid: see sepia
Sepsis is a life threatening condition that can cause one or more organs to fail.
An example of sepsis is an illness that is a concern after surgery.
Origin of sepsisGreek sēpsis putrefaction from sēpein to make rotten
- (pathology) A serious medical condition in which the whole body is inflamed, and a known or suspected infection is present.
From Ancient Greek Ïƒá¿†ÏˆÎ¹Ï‚ (sÄ“psis, “putrefaction"), from ÏƒÎ®Ï€ÎµÎ¹Î½ (sÄ“pein, “to make rotten"), from ÏƒÎ®Ïˆ (sÄ“ps, “a kind of lizard, also a kind of serpent whose bite was alleged to cause putrefaction").
sepsis - Medical Definition
- In newborns, the most common cause of cardiopulmonary arrest is respiratory failure caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), airway obstruction (usually from inhalation of a foreign body), sepsis, neurologic disease, or drowning.
- Postoperative complications are common, including wound infections and lack of healing, persistent sepsis and bowel necrosis, and a serious internal bleeding disorder known as disseminated intravascular coagulation.
- Streptococci, meningococci, and Haemophilus influenzae, organisms that cause diseases such as otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, meningitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and sepsis, all make capsules.
- Kwashiorkor-like secondary PEM usually develops in children who have been severely burned, suffered trauma, or had sepsis (massive tissue-destroying infection) or another life-threatening illness.
- Complications of Listeria infection include: meningitis, sepsis, miscarriage, stillbirth, pneumonia, shock endocarditis, abscess (localized infection) formation, and eye inflammation.