New weapon in sep­sis war

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A NEW treat­ment for the dead­li­est forms of sep­sis could be on the hori­zon af­ter a break­through by Bri­tish sci­en­tists.

The Le­ices­ter Univer­sity team have iden­ti­fied cells in the im­mune sys­tem that fuel the in­fec­tion, of­fer­ing a chance to stop its spread.

An­timi­cro­bial ther­apy would stop sep­sis de­vel­op­ing in pa­tients with pneu­mo­nia by trap­ping bac­te­ria in a “bot­tle­neck”.

Lead au­thor Prof Marco Og­gioni said: “This could po­ten­tially re­sult in a re­duc­tion of mor­tal­ity.”

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