Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs and take immediate action
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Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs and take immediate action

Erin Dean Health journalist

Children often present with atypical symptoms, resulting in delayed or inappropriate treatment

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection. It is the cause of death of about 1,000 children a year in the UK, according to the UK Sepsis Trust.

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 6, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.6.8.s3

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