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Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Cytokines: Untreated bacterial infection can spread to the circulatory system and produce by products called cytokines which can result in circulatory collapse v ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Many do recover from septic shock when the infection is treated adequately and its bad effect resolves. Unfortunately too many succumb to the infectio ... Read More
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Septic shock: Septic shock is a clinical diagnosis. Recovery of an infectious organism, typically bacterial although other organisms are possible, helps to confirm ... Read More
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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Spread of infection: The bacteria that causes pneumonia spreads to the blood stream, it releases toxins that interfere with circulation, blood clotting and many organ func ... Read More
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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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sepsis: Ask your physician to explain what it is and tell you whether your scenario is clinically consistent with a sepsis syndrome.
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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