Ask Dr. Nandi: Sepsis and septic shock

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 10:58:45-04

As the world mourns the loss of Muhammad Ali, we're learning he died from septic shock following respiratory complications.

Sepsis can happen to anyone, but it is more common and a lot more dangerous in people who are very young or very old. There are over 1 million cases of sepsis in the U.S. every year.

Learn more about sepsis and septic shock with Chief Health Editor Dr. Partha Nandi in video player above.