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What is sepsis?

A video defining sepsis and the importance of understanding this definition.

In this video, Helen Pardoe discusses the definition of sepsis and why it is important that we understand what sepsis is.

Part of the difficulty is that the definition of sepsis keeps changing and the understanding of the biochemical mechanisms of sepsis continue to evolve. This video states what sepsis is defined as currently. How the body recognises and responds to infection is covered, as well as the clinical manifestation of sepsis.

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