Sepsis is a disease that causes one fifth of the world’s deaths


A recent study found that the number of victims of sepsis (sepsis) in the United States is five times greater than the number of breast cancer victims.

Every three seconds, one of them dies life around the world because of this disease, which equals one-fifth of the deaths in the world, according to a recent study.

According to the Global Burden of Diseases report, about 49 million cases of sepsis were recorded worldwide in 2017, including 11 million deaths.

Global estimates dating back to 2016 indicate 19.4 million injuries, of which 5.3 million people have died. These estimates are based on hospital data in countries whose citizens are considered high-income, namely the United States, Australia, Spain, Germany, Norway, and Sweden.

While the authors of the study said they are concerned about the high death rates, their research in this regard has shown that cases of septicemia and deaths have been declining in the past 30 years.

In 1990, researchers estimated more than 60 million cases of sepsis, nearly a fifth higher than the 2017 estimate.

In a recent study published by the scientific newspaper “The Lancet”, researchers found that half of the cases affected children and adolescents, especially in countries whose citizens enjoy medium to low incomes.

And 15 percent of injuries occurred in countries with high-income citizens, such as the United Kingdom.

“We have shown a global trend to reduce the burden of sepsis. However, there are still fundamental differences between regions in the total number of deaths of the disease, and age groups …”, the authors of the study say.

According to the researchers, the differences according to the site are worrying and deserve immediate attention from the global health sectors, research and health policy workers.

Sepsis disease, which is difficult to detect, affects the body when it responds weakly to the bacteria causing the infection, beginning to attack its organs and tissues.

Symptoms of sepsis include increased or abnormally low body temperature, as well as rapid pulse and breathing.

It is possible that the patient suffers a rapid deterioration in his health, and if the disease is not diagnosed early, the matter may lead to failure in several vital organs, which leads to death.


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