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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Sepsis
Sepsis [posted 8/10/98]
Answer: Yes, especially if untreated. The treatment window depends on the type of bacteria and the host's defense system (diabetes, cancer, age, etc.). Some patients can be septic for weeks, months and do ok. Others die with the first onset. The type of bacteria and the toxins it produces are probably the most important factor.