Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs
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Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs

Lynne Pearce Health writer

Essential information

Sepsis is a rare, life-threatening condition arising when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance states that the condition is difficult to diagnose with certainty. Signs and symptoms can be non-specific and although there may be a history of infection, fever may not be present.

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 1, 7-7. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.1.7.s3

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