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George H. W. Bush had sepsis – why is it so dangerous?

George H. W. Bush had sepsis – why is it so dangerous?

Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized April 21 with sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by complications of the body fighting back against an infection. Between 1 in 8 and 1 in 4 patients with sepsis will die during hospitalization. Sepsis contributes to one-third to one-half of all in-hospital deaths. Sepsis, sometimes inaccurately referred to as blood poisoning, is sparked by your body’s reaction to infection.

April 27, 2018 | By | Reply More