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    Sepsis (Septicaemia) Conditions

    Sepsis (Septicaemia), You may also hear severe infection being referred to as septicaemia. Strictly speaking, septicaemia is an infection of the blood, whereas sepsis refers...

    Sepsis (Septicaemia) Professional

    Sepsis (Septicaemia), Septicaemia Septicaemic shock Sepsis Blood poisoning

    Meningococcal Infection Conditions

    It can cause meningitis and/or septicaemia. If you suspect meningitis or septicaemia - get medical help immediately. What are meningitis and septicaemia?

    Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine Conditions

    You should get medical help immediately if you suspect that your child, or someone you know, has meningitis or septicaemia. The earlier the treatment of meningitis or septicaemia, th...

    Preventing Infection after Splenectomy Conditions

    Meningitis . Septicaemia . Malaria . What can I do to reduce the risk of infection? Most infections that occur after splenectomy can be avoided through the following measures...

    Arterial Blood Gases Conditions

    Any severe illness which may lead to a build-up of acid - for example: Septicaemia/sepsis. Organ failure, such as cardiac failure, liver failure and acute and chronic kidney injury.

    Meningitis Conditions

    A small number of children have kidney problems if their kidneys are affected as part of the septicaemia. Joint or bone problems . The septicaemia can cause some damage to differ...

    Skin Rashes Conditions

    Some rashes (especially dark red or purple rashes that don't fade with pressure) may even need urgent medical treatment as they can be associated with meningitis and blood infection (septicaem...

    Meningococcal Disease Professional

    Meningococcal disease is caused by Neisseria meningitidis , a Gram-negative diplococcus which is not only a common bacterial commensal of the nasopharynx but can also cause septicaemia (meni...

    Listeriosis Professional

    However, listeriosis can occasionally lead to septicaemia or meningitis. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems (including those treated with oral corticosteroids...

    Meningitis Professional

    It presents as bacterial meningitis (15% of cases), septicaemia (25% of cases), or as a combination of the two presentations (60% of cases). [ 2 ] See also separate article  Sepsis (Sept...

    Common Postoperative Complications Conditions

    Your temperature will be checked regularly in the postoperative period and if it is found to be raised, you will be closely examined to discover the cause. Septicaemia Septicaemi...

    Notifiable Diseases Professional

    In Scotland, written notification should be undertaken electronically via the SCI Gateway. [ 3 ] Lists of notifiable diseases England [ 5 ] Northern Ireland  Scotland...

    Rigors Professional

    It should be remembered that rigors can be an early symptom in septicaemia, particularly meningococcal septicaemia. Appropriate care should be taken to examine for rashes as well as ...

    Purpuric Rashes Professional

    Bacterial infections Those that cause purpuric rashes include meningococcal septicaemia, streptococcal septicaemia and diphtheria. Several acute viral infections also cause purpur...

    Melioidosis and Glanders Professional

    Bacteraemia and septicaemia can occur if immunity is reduced by diseases such as diabetes or HIV infection .

    Fever in Children (High Temperature) Conditions

    Bacteria are more likely to cause serious illness such as pneumonia, joint infections ( septic arthritis ), urine infections, kidney infections, septicaemia and meningitis . However, bacteri...

    Listeria Conditions

    Severe infection with blood poisoning (septicaemia) or infection around the brain (meningitis) may occur, especially in the elderly and in those with weakened immune systems.

    Septic Arthritis Conditions

    In some cases the infection becomes severe and leads to blood poisoning (septicaemia). This is a serious complication which can be fatal but is now rare in the UK since antibiotic medicines b...

    Superficial Thrombophlebitis Professional

    Suppurative thrombophlebitis is a serious complication when there is pus in the vein and septicaemia may develop. [ 5 ] Thrombosis of a haemorrhoid or perianal haematoma is a superficial ...

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