Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. 20 to 30 million cases of sepsis are registered annually in the world, with 50 people being killed every hour.
Annually, it affects 50,000 people in Spain, of whom 17,000 die. In the last ten years, cases of sepsis have doubled and studies believe that the trend will continue to be high.
Recent studies on sepsis and infection in vivo have seen a great increase of microvesicles (MV) in blood and have studied the utility of said MV for the differentiation between other pathologies of bacterial origin.