Blood poisoning

Category B - full version without watermark 720x576 (check terms and conditions at The embed version with watermark is free of charge. Description: Bacteremia can have several consequences. The immune response to the bacteria can cause sepsis (blood poisoning) and septic shock, which has a relatively high mortality rate. Bacteria can also use the blood to spread to other parts of the body (which is called hematogenous spread), causing infections away from the original site of infection.Treatment is with antibiotics, and prevention with antibiotic prophylaxis can be given in situations where problems are to be expected