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Sepsis: When infection overwhelms

By: Monique Tello, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications When I was a doctor in training I was involved in a very sad case, the unexpected death of a patient, a woman in her fifties who had diabetes.* She had been seen in the clinic and diagnosed with pneumonia only two days before her passing. The diagnosis was correct, as well as the prescribed antibiotics. But she had been sent home, and her…

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