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sepsis vs septic shock vs severe sepsis

A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mashael Al-hegelan
13 years experience Critical Care
Prevention is key: I'm glad to hear he has done well, recovered and is back home. There shouldn't be any special precautions other than preventing recurrence of a sever ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Goldberg
13 years experience Critical Care
Sepsis: It can certainly depend on the etiology of the sepsis and the degree of organ dysfunction that occurred. Some recover fully, some take weeks, some nev ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Tarau
Specializes in Pathology
Not good: Cannot give you a number, but the prognosis is bleak. Depends on the age of the patient, cause for sepsis (what started the infection), co-morbidity ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Observation: Just be vigilant for worsening symptoms such as fever, lethargy, dehydration, high heart rate, difficulty breathing. Err on the side of caution in se ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Collapse: Sepsis occurs when the bacteria is able to reach the blood stream. Septic shock occurs when, as a result of sepsis, the blood pressure collapses and t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The length of time between sepsis and septic shock is variable and it depends on what organism is causing the sepsis since some organisms are more vir ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Many WBCs: The main thing it will show is many white blood cells. However, this is seen with any infection. There may or may not be defective red blood cells d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Varies: White cell count could be low, high or normal. Hemoglobin is likely to be low or dropping. Immature and damaged cells are noted. There is something ca ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Similar: Septic shock can occur with many types of bacteria including Meningococcal bacteria, other bacteria, fungal infections and even viruses. They have in ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Taken what?: I am assuming you are referring to her sepsis, in which case the answer is no, sepsis doesn't last for months. Chronic urinary tract infections exist ... Read More

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