Children Commonly Face New, Worsening Health Problems Months After Critical Illness from Sepsis

October 11, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
Hospital Bed
Presented by Health Lab

Is your child protected after leaving sepsis care? Children are at risk for new or worsening medical conditions even months after critical illness for sepsis. ICU care for sepsis to those who experienced critical illness from other conditions. Those with sepsis were more likely to later experience chronic respiratory failure, problems requiring nutritional dependence, and chronic kidney disease. Erin Carlton, M.D., MSc., a pediatric intensivist at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, discusses short and long-term health implications for children who recover from sepsis.

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