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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

    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

    Do you know how and why he got it? Does he have any other health problems?

    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.

    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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