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How long can you live with sepsis

A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Few hours: Few hours, sometimes a few days.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
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
Geriatrics 55 years experience
Depends: Prompt medical care, antibiotics & fluid resuscitation has improved outcomes & cured many septic conditions.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Saline: In cases of severe sepsis iv fluids are needed and started asap along with iv antibiotics. The goal is to avoid dehydration, low bp and kidney failure... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
A severe infection: Sepsis is the term used by doctors to describe a severe, life-threatening bloodstream infection. Sepsis can cause your baby's organs to fail. If untre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Can be uncomfortable: While sepsis is not classically thought of as painful by itself, patients with sepsis can require painful interventions such as central venous cathet... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Common: Nearly three quarters of a million americans suffer sepsis each year; a high proportion die each year from sepsis. It is fairly common in most hospit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: If you encounter a virulent enough pathogen and have an immune system, you can get septic.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
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