Define sepsis.


Sepsis is a secondary infectious disease caused by the ingress of pathogenic flora from the primary local injury to the bloodstream. The clinical picture of sepsis consists of intoxication syndrome (fever, pale color of the skin), thrombohemorrhagic syndrome (hemorrhages in the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva), and metastatic lesions of tissues and organs (abscesses, arthritis, etc.).

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