Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 10 months ago

How does a wound become septic?

2 Answers

  • 10 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    A wound does not become septic - it can only trigger a septic reaction.    Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response that occurs throughout the body when bacteria from a wound get into the blood stream in amounts large enough to trigger a widespread inflammatory response.  The immune system reacts as if the whole body has an infection, causing an extreme reaction that can adversely affect the function of multiple organs.   

  • 10 months ago

    Bacteria enters the bloodstream which triggers inflammation throughout the body.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.