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Sepsis

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Sepsis occurs when there is an over-reaction by the immune system to infection, hence its common name of “blood-poisoning”. Sepsis is characterised by slurred communication, pale blotchy skin, meningitis-like rash, severely reduced to no urine excretion, meeting the sepsis-3 parameters (altered mental state i.e. Glasgow Coma Scale <13, respiratory rate >22-minute, systolic blood pressure <100 mm Hg and heart rate >90 beats per minute).

In collaboration with the Stress-L project https://stress-l.org/, we are employing metabolomic approaches to help inform the treatment of the disease. 

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