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explain what is meant by systemic infection and localised infection

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Spreading infection: Localized infection means in one place usually. For example, an abscess or urinary tract infection. Systemic infection starts out localized but then w ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Disseminated: The word "systemic" refers to something that affects the entire body. For example, you could have a "localized" staph infection, in which the infecti ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
Answer: Fatigue, fever, generalized malaise are the most common ones. In more severe cases, hypotension, rapid heart beats, dehydration.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Any severe infection: Most bacteria cause localized infections unless they are able to break free and overwhelm the body's defenses. Systemic simply means that it can effe ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
System wide: Fever, chills, muscle aches, low blood pressure, confusion, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing.... And so on.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Scope of symptoms: A localized infection is an infected hangnail, for example, or a boil. Sometimes, a pneumonia can be a localized infection, as it is only located in o ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Mononucleosis: Yes, infectious mononucleosis (also called glandular fever) is a systemic infection caused by Epstein Barr virus.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Variable outcomes: A one-pound premature infant is very small and still developing many basic systems. All infections at such a tiny age are very serious, but newborn ic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: It can... But there are many other causes (drugs, cancer, autoimmune disease), so your physicians should keep thinking of other things if you or your ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not an issue for: Self treatment. Candida systemic infection only occurs in a person with serious underlying disorders and is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatme ... Read More

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