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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Poor: There are no specific numbers available. A thorough review of existing status (med records, lab values, blood pressure, meds required at present,etc. ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: The risk of death in sepsis depends on the number of organ systems that are impaired/affected. A rough mortality estimate is 20 percent risk per orga ... Read More
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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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumococ. pneumonia: I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's critical illness. The mortality rate in septic shock is very high but let me give you some pointers about ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many things: There has been a lot of research on this topic and most hospitals now have a sepsis protocol. Most importantly, appropriate antibiotics need to be giv ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: On their age, sex, smoking status, whether or not they have diabetes, cancer, take immune suppressant drugs, their nutritional status, as well as the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Yes!: They can and if so, you need to call 911 and get them help immediately.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Septic shock: Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Inadequate blood flo: In septic shock, the event triggers a profound change in blood distribution. Blood pressure drops.Blood is no longer able to circulate and bathe the c ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Bacteremia: When bacteria get into the blood stream, they can cause septic shock, in which blood pressure falls to very low levels, renal perfusion falls, a dang ... Read More

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