New weapon in sepsis war
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.”