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Pediatric Sepsis or Septic Shock

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is a term for severe infection that is present in the blood and spreads throughout the body. In newborns, it is also called sepsis neonatorum or neonatal septicemia.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes sepsis in babies?

What microorganisms cause severe infections and sepsis in babies?

Why is sepsis in babies a concern?

What are the symptoms of sepsis in babies?

How is sepsis in babies diagnosed?

What is the treatment for sepsis in babies?

    Departments that Treat Sepsis or Septic Shock

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    Whether your infant has arrived prematurely or has a critical illness, the Children's National Hospital's top-ranked team assists in coordinating every service you and your baby need, including consultations, assessments, emergency treatments and continuing care.

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    Critical Care Medicine

    With the only pediatric, cardiac and neuro-intensive care units in the immediate Washington, D.C., area, Children's National Hospital is the region's leading provider of critical care medicine for seriously ill and injured infants and children.