Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Sepsis (blood poisoning) facts
- What is blood poisoning?
- What is sepsis?
- Why are there so many diseases with "sepsis," "septic," "septicemia," or "blood poisoning" in their name?
- What causes sepsis?
- What are the risk factors for sepsis?
- What are the signs or symptoms of sepsis (blood poisoning)?
- How is sepsis diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for sepsis?
- What is the prognosis (outcome) with sepsis?
- What are the complications of sepsis?
- How can sepsis (blood poisoning) be prevented?
- What are some additional sources for information on sepsis (blood poisoning)?
What are some additional sources for information on sepsis (blood poisoning)?
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"Neonatal Sepsis (Sepsis Neonatorum)," MedicineNet.com
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery
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Maitland, K., S. Kiguli, R. Opoka, et al. "Mortality After Fluid Bolus in African Children with Severe Infection." N Engl J Med 364 (2011): 2483-2495.
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