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Septicaemia

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    My 4-year old brother has been taken to hospital with some form of septicaemia. He lives far away from me, and I have yet to get in touch with family to find out exactly what is wrong.

    I've googled septicaemia, which has brought up lots of doom and gloom information, but I was just wondering, how serious is it really (life threatening?) and what are the survival rates like??

    Thanks in advance x
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    It's blood poisioning, but if it's treated quickly there's a good chance of recovery. It can be very dangerous but it really depends exactly what's wrong. Don't worry, he's in the best place and I'm sure he'll be fine
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    Do you know how and why he got it? Does he have any other health problems?
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    Don't listen to us or google. It's so variable I couldn't possibly comment. Best thing to do is be there for your family as they'll be just as worried and waiting on answers.
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    As a condition it can range from reasonably treatable (in hospital) to a very severe condition.

    I don't think that it is a good idea for you to google etc because you could end up worrying yourself more than you need. It is a much better idea to try and get hold of your parents to see what exactly is going on.

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