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Can mild sepsis go pn for months

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Organ failure: Sepsis is defined by signs of infection, including fever, elevated white cell count, elevated heart rate or respiratory rate. ( paradoxically abnormal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Sepsis, even mild one will create symptoms like fever, body aches, loss of appetite etc.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Iv antibiotics: Both IV antibiotics. Severe sepsis typically means the sepsis has effected other organs because of hypotension. These patients should be monitored in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Love him: Uremia is a constellation of symptoms reflecting kidney failure. If your husband simply had elevated kidney function tests, find out what they are cur ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: clarithromycin might not be the right antibiotic for male genital tract infection/sepsis, as you described, please your doctor/urologist for evaluatio ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Antibiotics kill bacteria by different mechanisms of action. Bacteriocidal and Bacteriostatic are two ways the drugs inhibit the invading bacteria. Us ... Read More
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Antibiotics: What are you taking it for? In general antibiotics kill susceptible bacteria and that would be cleared by the immune system of the body. There might b ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Not sepsis: Often times the presence of sweating is the sign of the fever "breaking". BP changes for various reasons but panic will usually cause increase in blo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: Sepsis is a severe, life-threatening illness that almost universally ends a person up in the hospital. Typically they are very ill, with high fevers, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Caution advised: Because body temperature can be above 101 F (38.3 C) or below 96.8 F (36 C) in sepsis it may appear as if the symptoms are coming and going. However, ... Read More

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