Sepsis: its causes and effects.

@article{Smith2003SepsisIC,
  title={Sepsis: its causes and effects.},
  author={Noleen Smith},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={265-70}
}
Sepsis contracted after malignancy, surgery or trauma is caused by a variety of micro-organisms ranging from viruses and fungi to bacteria. If untreated, it can lead to permanent damage to organs and tissues, or even to the patient's death.