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"Blood poisoning" Septicemia Introduction
Conclusion Contents
Septicemia is systemic disease associated with the presence of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins in the blood.

It is potentially life threatening infection can spread from an infection in any part of the body.
The primary site of infection may occur in the respiratory system, skin, gastrointestinal system
or genitourinary system.

It may coincide with very aggressive infections such as meningitis. Symptoms Chills (petechiae) Introduction Diagnosis

- Arterial Blood Gas:

- Kidney Function Tests:
BUN and creatinine levels .

- Complete Blood Count (CBC):
* Platelet counts .
* White blood cell count . or
* Immature white blood cells may also be present.

- Clotting studies:
* PT - PTT .
* Fibrinogen levels.

- Lactate (Lactic Acid):
Lactate levels . Microbiology Gram stain Culture Identification S.aureus klebsiella * Culture : Treatment Most cases of septicemia need to be treated in hospital .You may be given:

- Antibiotics.
- Fluids.
- Oxygen therapy.
- Plasma or other blood products.
* S.aureus :
- not resistant Antibiotics : Prevention - Treating wounds .

- Treating infection .

- vaccine for children . * As septicemia is the life threatening infection, we should be aware of simple infections which leads to serious infection.

* By observing symptoms one can take care of infections at the initial stage.

* To avoid septicemia, people should be educated and not neglect the preventive measures of infection. conclusion Any Question
? Thank you By : Asma Naif Alosaimi
Ebtesam Abu Alqassem Oxacillin - Cefoxitin - resistant (MRSA) Vancomycin - Gentamycin -
Erythromycin * Gram stain : Blood - Urine - CSF * Klebsiella : Amikacin - Colistin - Impenem
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