Sepsis is the medical term for blood poisoning. It describes an infection where bacteria spread via the blood throughout the body and cause severe symptoms up to organ failure.
A sepsis is an initially local infection that develops into a generalised infection that spreads the infection-causing germs (most commonly E.coli, S.aureus, pneumococci) throughout the whole body. This spreading and the immune system’s response can cause partly life-threatening complications (shock, failure of single or multiple organs) that require intensive care.
The blood poisoning’s symptoms determine the severeness of the condition. In case of a sepsis the patients are suffering from an infection. They have fever or even insufficient temperature (below 36°C), accelerated aspiration with hyperventilation, as well as characteristic changes to the haemogram. Severe sepsis also includes the following symptoms: confusion, diminished responsiveness, unrest or delirium, impaired blood-clotting, further restrictions to the gas exchange as well as impairment of kidney function define a severe sepsis. If the blood-pressure drops and can’t be stabilized with infusions it is a septic shock.
Patients with a sepsis definitely need antibiotic therapy, usually intravenous in the hospital, often even initially in intensive care. If possible, the source of infection should be treated. All other measures depend on the patient’s symptoms. Infusions or organ replacement therapies (e.g. dialysis in case of kidney failure) are possible and often necessary at short notice. Despite intensive therapy the mortality rate of sepsis is 55% and even 60% for those with septic shock.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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