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Postby kevinyuyu » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:17 am

I am looking for information on a rare blood disease called
multi-functional septacemia. A close family member has this disease and I would like to learn more. Frankly, it's so rare there is no viable information available on the internet...or at least I can find. Maybe you will have better luck!?! Thanks for any information you can give.
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Re: Rare disease?

Postby Ravine » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:47 am

HI there,

Even i don't know much about this disease. It may be rare disease. wait and look for others opinion.
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Re: Rare disease?

Postby lizagill » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:33 am

Sepsis refers to a bacterial infection in the bloodstream or body tissues. This is a very broad term covering the presence of many types of microscopic disease-causing organisms.
Sepsis is also called bacteremia. Closely related terms include septicemia and septic syndrome. In the general population, the incidence of sepsis is two people in 10,000. The number of deaths from sepsis each year has almost doubled in the United States since 1980 because more patients are developing the condition. There are three major factors responsible for this increase: a rise in the number of organ transplants and other surgical procedures that require suppressing the patient's immune system; the greater number of elderly people in the population; and the overuse of antibiotics to treat infectious illnesses, resulting in the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
Causes and symptoms:
Sepsis can originate anywhere bacteria can gain entry to the body; common sites include the genitourinary tract, the liver and its bile ducts, the gastrointestinal tract, and the lungs. Broken or ulcerated skin can also provide access to bacteria commonly present in the environment. Invasive medical procedures, including dental work, can introduce bacteria or permit them to accumulate in the body. Entry points and equipment left in place for any length of time present a particular risk. Heart valve replacement, catheters, ostomy sites, intravenous (IV) or arterial lines, surgical wounds, or surgical drains are examples. IV drug users are at high risk as well.
People with inefficient immune systems, HIV infection, spinal cord injuries, or blood disorders are at particular risk for sepsis and have a higher death rate (up to 60%); in people who have no underlying chronic disease, the death rate is far lower (about 5%). The growing problem of antibiotic resistance has increased the incidence of sepsis, partly because ordinary preventive measures (such as prophylactic antibiotics) are less effective.
Cancer patients are at an increased risk of developing sepsis because chemotherapy and other forms of treatment for cancer weaken their immune systems.
The most common symptom of sepsis is fever, often accompanied by chills or shaking, or other flu-like symptoms. A history of any recent invasive procedure or dental work should raise the suspicion of sepsis and medical help should be sought.
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Re: Rare disease?

Postby shree123 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:00 am

I have head about septicemia. This is one of the infection that has spread to the blood. Septicemia is a medical emergency and also require urgent treatment. The condition usually results from infection, injury (accident, surgery), hypoperfusion and hypermetabolism.
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