Sepsis

the silent killer

rapid detection can halve the risk of death

Time plays a key role in increasing chances of survival.

Today, in the hospital environment, it takes hours to diagnose a patient that has already developed a case of Sepsis. Early diagnosis of Sepsis is critical.

Mortality increases by 8% after every hour. If diagnosed within the 1st hour, the patient has more than 80% of survival chances.

the causes are endless

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by a dysregulated response of the immune-system to an infection. Such uncontrolled response to infection causes the body to injure its own tissues and leads to multiple organ damage and failure.

The infection can be triggered by most types of microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites.

the symptoms are serious indicators

The early symptoms of Sepsis following an infection can appear rapidly, but they are often subtle and they can be mistaken for those of other less threatening conditions.

Sepsis typically produces fever, chills and shivering along with an increased heart pulse, rapid breathing rate and abnormal sweats.

sepsis facts & figures
…it is not considered until it’s too late

Sepsis is the first cause of death in hospitals

Sepsis kills more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined

If diagnosed with Sepsis and treated in the first hour the patient has more than 80% survival rate