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Experts warn of 'alarming' rise of sepsis among the young as it emerges cases have doubled in three years

Hospital admissions for sepsis have more than doubled in three years – including an ‘alarming’ rise in young children being treated, figures show.  Experts warned that antibiotic resistance is fuelling the soaring numbers and warned parents to be extra vigilant for signs of the illness.  Official NHS data shows there were 350,344 recorded hospital admissions for sepsis in 2017/18, up from 169,125 three years earlier.  And the number of babies and toddlers admitted with the illness has risen by almost a quarter to 38,401.  Read more....

 

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