Neutropenic sepsis

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A dramatic reconstruction that examines the issue of neutropenic sepsis.

A short video providing insight into the issues of sepsis.

Chemotherapy can reduce the number of white blood cells (neutrophils) produced by the bone marrow. These white cells are essential for fighting infection. If the number of white cells in the blood is low, this is called neutropenia. Therefore patients with neutropenia are much more liable to infection.

If an infection does develop, patients can become seriously ill much more quickly than normal. When this happens it is called neutropenic sepsis.

From The Lymphoma Association.

Acknowledgements

This video was produced in conjunction with Southlands Hospital for the Sussex Cancer Network and was funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.