Multiantioxidant nanoparticles to treat sepsis
from Institute for Basic Science via Infection Control Today
With an incidence of 31.5 million worldwide and a mortality of around 17 percent, sepsis remains the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients, even in industrialized countries where antibiotics and critical care facilities are readily available. While this disease begins as a serious infection, sepsis' life-threatening organ failure is due to an excessive inflammatory response. By overproducing oxygen free radicals, the immunity of the host itself paradoxically leads to an increase in morbidity and mortality.
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