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Sepsis (Blood Infection) (cont.)

Sepsis Risk Factors

  • Very young people and elderly people
  • Anyone who is taking immunosuppressive medications (such as transplant recipients)
  • People who are being treated with chemotherapy drugs or radiation
  • People who have had their spleen surgically removed (the spleen helps fight certain infections)
  • People taking steroids (especially over the long term)
  • People with longstanding diabetes, AIDS, or cirrhosis
  • Someone who has very large burns or severe injuries
  • People with infections such as
    • pneumonia,
    • meningitis,
    • cellulitis,
    • urinary tract infection

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