Sepsis, infections in the blood, are commonly diagnosed with patients who have decubitus ulcers. Decubitus ulcers form in nursing home and hospital patients who are neglected. The reason sepsis is common with decubitus ulcers (pressure sores) is because these wounds act as an portal of infection to the patient’s body. If a nursing home resident or hospital patient has a Stage 4 decubitus wound, this hole in the patient’s body can become infected. Infections like anaerobic bacteremia, aerobic bacteremia, polymicrobial bacteremia, septic shock or cellulitis are common co-diagnoses with bedsore infections.
Treatment Options for Septic Nursing Home Patients – Sepsis has potentially fatal consequences and should be treated upon diagnosis. Some treatment for patients with sepsis from an infected decubitus ulcer are: debridement, antibiotics, hospitalization and surgery.
Sepsis from bacteria-based decubitus ulcer infections can cause organ failure and wrongful death.
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