Blood Infectious Diseases
The most ordinary type of blood infection is
known as sepsis, "a serious problem of septicemia. Sepsis is when
inflammation throughout the body occurs. This inflammation can cause blood
clots and block oxygen from reaching vital organs, resulting in organ failure.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that over 1 million Americans
get severe sepsis each year. Between 28 to 50% of these patients may die from
the condition. When the inflammation occurs with extremely low blood pressure,
it’s called septic shock. Septic shock is fatal in many cases.
- Sepsis and Other Blood Infections
- Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases