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can sepsis kill

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: As a general rule of thumb your risk of dying from sepsis is about 20% per each organ system affected. For instance if you have cardiac dysfunction a ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Sepsis, a type of systemic inflammatory response to infection and infection related toxins, can lead to kidney failure, respiratory failure, heart fai ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Untreated sepsis is always fatal. Once bacteria start multiplying in your blood without your body being able to fight them off, death is inevitable un ... Read More

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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sepsis: ...is a syndrome, not a true diagnosis, and is often the final common pathway for multiple debilitating diseases that compromise your host defenses (d ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Death by sepsis: Hard to give a good answer. sepsis if caught soon enough can be successfully treated. Sepsis in the very old or chronically ill has a high mortality ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Sepsis: refers to toxic bacteria in the bloodstream and requires immediate, urgent antibiotic therapy. Lest untreated it can kill within 24-72 hrs. depending ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis: Very variable. Depends upon the organism producing the sepsis, the therapy chosen and its timing and many other factors. Have seen patients die with ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Days: Left untreated ulcer perforation and sepsis could cause death within days. Ardis can cause body functions to shut down. This is an emergency situation ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
30 years experience Family Medicine
Pain with sepsis: No.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sepsis is : A syndrome consisting of bacteremia, fever or hypothermia, elevated or depressed WBC count, low blood pressure, and shock. Any combination of the for ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Skin lesions in sepsis vary depending on the causative agent. For instance in infection related to raw shellfish (called vibrio) the skin lesion is b ... Read More

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