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how long can you live with sepsis

A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe forever: If the doctors have switched to oral treatment, the sepsis itself probably is under control or cured. Continuing oral antibiotics probably is intended ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Few hours: Few hours, sometimes a few days.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very individual: Depending on how severe the infection is, some may be self-limited, but most progress without treatment, particularly in older people or those with pr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: It depends on your overall health, the severity of the sepsis, and how quickly treatment is initiated. If you are healthy, the sepsis syndrome does n ... Read More
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Depends: Prompt medical care, antibiotics & fluid resuscitation has improved outcomes & cured many septic conditions.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The length of time to recover from sepsis typically depends on the underlying infection and the severity of symptoms. The more severe the symptoms, th ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: Sepsis is a very serious and potentially life threatening condition caused by toxins from bacteria in the blood stream. The usual treatment is aggress ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quite variable: Depending on the severity of the initial illness, whether or not there was related organ failure (the need for a ventilator, the need for medications ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: The patients with the most successful outcomes have improvement within the first week of their illness.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis: This depends upon the cause of the sepsis, its severity, the timing and appropriateness of the treatment chosen, the underlying condition of the patie ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends...: On a couple of things. First, what type of infection - some resolve quickly with treatment, others may take longer? Second, how many organ systems w ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sepsis: The most honest answer is as long as it takes for them to get well and be deemed safe for discharge.

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