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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual...: ...In septic shock, the brain is usually spared; loss of fingers and toes, and kidney damage, are far more common.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably....: The fact that her doctors have allowed her to wake up and she is breathing on her own are all indications that she is improving. Has she been weaned o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sounds like it: The object of medically induced 'coma' is to lessen the stress of treatment for severe sepsis. 'Bringing the patient back' from this experience requir ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Check with your critical care medicine doctor... This really depends the details...
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
You're not: When you're going into septic shock, you're usually too sick to be asking about it on a website.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Inflammation: Septic shock causes wide spread inflammatory response in the body which can be fatal. It causes low blood pressure and poor perfusion through out th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: People get septic shock usually as complication of infection. So infection should be treated quickly and sepsis should be aggressively treated. Goal s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Septic shock: The symptoms of septic shock can vary to the individual prior to coming to medical attention, but may involve fever, lethargy, fatigue, nausea, vomiti ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
No problems to coma: Very variable recovery but the younger patients can do very well and be normal. Damage to many tissues will heal (brain doesn't do well after major in ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
No: One has nothing to do with the other.
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