Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)

  • Medical Author:
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    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.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    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.

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What are some additional sources for information on sepsis (blood poisoning)?

"Pediatric Sepsis,"

"Neonatal Sepsis (Sepsis Neonatorum),"

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery


Dellinger, R., J. Carlet, H. Masur, et al. "Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock." Crit Care Med. 32 (2004): 858-873.

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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/9/2015

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