Sepsis: The most under-recognized killer in the US
from Advance for NPs & PAs
It wasn't a punch that fatally KO'd heavyweight champion Mohammed Ali. It was an opponent tougher than anyone he'd faced in the ring: sepsis. Earlier this year, Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke, then 69, also died after developing sepsis secondary to a ruptured intestine. As such public incidents illuminated this "medical cause célèbre," Google reported that searches for "sepsis" increased 800 percent.
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