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For patients with sepsis, an infectious disease expert may reduce the risk of death

20:00 EDT 30 Oct 2019 | AAAS

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) When people with severe sepsis, an extreme overreaction by the body to a serious infection, come to the emergency room (ER), they require timely, expert care to prevent organ failure and even death. When that care includes the early involvement of an infectious disease (ID) specialist, patient mortality can be reduced by as much as 40%, according to a new retrospective, single-center study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

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