Septicemia is one of most common causes of death, so it must be diagnosed early and treated in a timely manner to save patient’s life.
Dr. Ruth Hecker, head of German Patient Safety Alliance, explained that blood poisoning occurs due to a serious bacterial or bacterial infection, which is transmitted through bloodstream.
Hecker added that many tragic events can be prevented with early detection of disease, and she always raises doubts about toxemia when re are certain symptoms, as it is a very insidious disease.
Why is blood poisoning so dangerous?
Because it is often not recognized early enough. If not treated in time, it can be fatal. Septicemia is recognized by certain signs, such as red line on arm, which is why tetanus vaccines, for example, are so important.
However, septicemia, as it is commonly called sepsis, can not only result from external infections through which pathogens enter body. Hecker added that infection of any kind in body can also lead to strong defensive reactions in body, leading to an overreaction of immune system. This overreaction leads to tissue and organ destruction.
What are or symptoms of disease?
Fever, chills, confusion, rapid breathing, rapid pulse, as patient feels as if he is dying. Because septicemia is often recognized too late, to mix with symptoms of or illnesses such as influenza, opportunity for early treatment is missed.
That is why many die because of it. As it is an emergency situation such as a heart attack and stroke, some do not experience a severe feeling of illness until seven to ten days after diagnosis.
The elderly in particular refuse to go to hospital or doctor out of fear, which wastes period of time during which rapid treatment could have saved patient’s life, and organ failure is often end point of blood poisoning, and n one dies because of it.
In general, hygiene measures must be observed to prevent infection. Open wounds must always be cleaned well to prevent septicemia.