Norfolk doctor says he developed a cure for sepsis

Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 23, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. – A doctor at Eastern Virginia Medical School says he believes he found a cure for the life-threatening infection, sepsis.

Paul Marik, MBBCh, says his innovative treatment breakthrough will revolutionize sepsis care worldwide, according to the EVMS Magazine.

Every year Sepsis kills more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. and claims the lives of 8 million worldwide.

It is also the leading cause of death among hospitalized patients.

According to the magazine Dr. Marik used to be locked in a life-and-death struggle with sepsis and previously lost one to two people per week under his care to the infection.

In January 2016 Dr. Marik treated a patient with vitamin C and a steroid combination. EVMS reports that within hours his patient was recovering and two days later she was well enough to leave the ICU.

Doctors then used the combination on other patients who were near death with the disease.

The two patients treated recovered as well and the treatment started becoming a standard practice with the doctors at EVMS.

Click here to read more about the cure and Dr. Marik.