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Septic shock brain damage

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Unusual...: ...In septic shock, the brain is usually spared; loss of fingers and toes, and kidney damage, are far more common.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pne... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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
A 31-year-old male 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes: Check with your critical care medicine doctor... This really depends the details...
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
You're not: When you're going into septic shock, you're usually too sick to be asking about it on a website.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 27 years experience
No: One has nothing to do with the other.

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