KW Mystery #17 (general knowledge) by WilliamsK

Question 7

According to the Mayo Clinic, this medical condition "occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight [an] infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body." Left untreated, it can lead to a certain type of shock, often fatal.

SEPSIS / SEPTICEMIA (edited at 11:22 am, August 10, 2016 (PDT))

Original Answer: SEPSIS