Possible Cure For Sepsis Discovered

Henrietta Brewer
March 26, 2017

A doctor at EVMS claims to have revealed a cure for sepsis.

Dr. Paul Marik, ventured on his way to find the potential treatment for sepsis when he was working in the intensive care unit at Santara Norfolk General Hospital in January 2016.

Sepsis is a condition that leads to multiple organ failure.


Sepsis, an infection that kills millions worldwide each year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States, may have finally met its match. Dr. Marik recalled that Vitamin C and steroids worked in a similar and requested his staff to combine these substances and inject them into the sick woman. The ways that hospitals handle sepsis treatment will change significantly because the materials are readily available and affordable. Previous studies have indicated that septic patients have very low levels of Vitamin C in their cells. Just one has died of the condition, claims Dr Marik, who has written up the results of the first 47 patients he treated in a new study published in the journal Chest.

Within hours, the patient was recovering - enough that two days later, she was able to leave the ICU. Twice more the patients recovered. According to the critical care specialist, his wonder mix containing plain old Vitamin C, steroids, and later some thiamin, managed to cure over 150 patients.

To validate the findings that many called "too good to be true", Dr. Marik and his staff teamed up with scientists at Old Dominion University.


Dr. Marik says seeing is believing and he is seeing more lives saved every day.

The results: confirmed, according to Dr. John Catravas, the Interim Executive Director and Sentara Endowed Chair of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics at ODU.

Now, the next stage is to begin a trial, surveying the effects of this treatment on a much larger number of people.


Dr Marik, who undertook his research at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, said he made a decision to try the treatment after reading about a formal study into the use of vitamin C injections for sepsis at VCU in Richmond, the state's capital.

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