Patients recovered from covid-19 infection are at an increased risk of developing deadly sepsis over the next year, according to a group of British researchers.
A study by the UK Sepsis Trust reveals that one in five survivors of covid-19, who required hospital treatment or hospitalization, should develop an exaggerated immune system response to the disease (generalized inflammatory response) that could prove fatal, leading to generalized organ failure, says the Correio da Manhã.
The association predicts that about 20,000 people recovered from covid-19 will die in the UK alone next year due to sepsis. Of this it informed the government of the United Kingdom, urging the Executive to launch a campaign to educate for this problem.
The English press recalls the case of Cristopher Lazar, 44, an English man, father of six children, who survived the coronavirus and soon after developed a case of severe sepsis that almost proved fatal. Cristopher had several failed organs (heart, kidneys, lungs) and was given a 5% chance of survival, but against all odds, he recovered.
It should be noted that sepsis occurs when bacteria or other organisms that cause an infection cause an exaggerated response by the organism in its defense, causing systemic inflammation that can affect several organs and cause them to fail.
With regard to symptoms, sepsis initially causes fever above 38º, wheezing, fast heart rate and chills, later manifesting through nausea and vomiting, decreased urine and frequency of urination, state of mental confusion , small spots or red spots on the skin and lower blood pressure than normal values.