By Suresh Rao
Sepsis is a life threatening organ dysfunction due to dysregulated patient’s response to infection caused by bacteria or virus. Sepsis is one of the three leading causes of death globally ahead of cancer, diabetes, road traffic accidents and other medical conditions. Sepsis has to be emergently recognized and treated in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to prevent worsening of organ dysfunction and avoid deaths. World Sepsis Day is held on 13th September as an initiative by the Global Sepsis Alliance. Micro Labs in association with Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM), Bangalore Chapter and Deccan Critical Care Educational Trust (DCCET) issued special postal cover to commemorate and create awareness of World Sepsis Day.