Keywords: sepsis leukemia symptoms

    Many people easily be confused with sepsis and leukemia, particularly sepsis mistaken for leukemia, resulting in unnecessary psychological burden. In fact, this is two completely different diseases.

    Sepsis is the bacteria invade the bloodstream and in which reproduction produce endotoxin and exotoxin caused serious illness. The major clinical manifestations as chills, fever, various skin rashes, hepatosplenomegaly, toxic hepatitis and myocarditis, abdominal distension, vomiting, blood in the stool, headache, coma, various body abscess is called “sepsis" . Sepsis patients do routine checks found increased white blood cells (severe decrease), two or more blood cultures can cultivate the same kind of bacteria.

    Leukemia that is commonly referred to as “blood cancer", is due to a viral infection or exposure to radiation, chemical poisons caused by malignant diseases of the hematopoietic system. The major clinical manifestations were fever, epistaxis, gingival bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding. Addition to bone and joint pain, headache, liver and spleen, and lymph nodes, testicular pain and swelling. To do a bone marrow biopsy to find leukemia cells confirmed basis.

    The treatment of these two diseases are also very different. The former is mostly in the choice of appropriate antibiotics can cure the latter require long-term rules chemotherapy.