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is septicemia curable

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Curable: Septicemia is a serious form of infection. With the right antibiotics he might very well be cured. There is always a chance that things might go wrong ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Technical term: Used in the billing process to tell the insurance company what the provider treated you for. Indicates a serious infection, no further details as to t ... Read More
Dr. Donald Elton
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Coding: It's just a way to code a diagnosis for a doctor visit when the actual source of infection is not specified or known.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
General term: Unspecified = they don't know the germ Septicemia = a germ is in the blood causing symptoms This wording would likely show up in insurance documents t ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unspecified.icd-9: The icd-9 codes for infections can be confusing to physicians and the lay public. What you are probably looking at is a billing code to help insurers ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See doc: Heart rate above 90 breathing above 20 temp above 101 white blood cells above 10, 000 and most importantly, clinical suspicion by a doc.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Usually not: However, some types of contagious diseases are indeed transmissible and can cause septicemia. Most cases of septicemia occur from bacteria already res ... Read More
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Dr. Roland El ghazal
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Antibiotics+fluids: The most effective treatments include a combination of the appropriate antibiotics depending on the suspected source of infection, intravenous fluids, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
18 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Sepsis is not incurable but carries a high mortality rate of 12-50%. There has been some improvement in survival with early detection and treatment. H ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bacteria: Usually bacteria and bacterial toxins.
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Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
They can be...: Septicemia refers to bacteria in the blood, usually in a very sick patient. Gangrene simply denotes dead tissue. If the dead tissue is infected and sh ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Good: Depending on the source of the bacteremia. If this was bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia and properly treated, the large majority of patients will re ... Read More

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