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signs of being septic from an infection

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Dr. Charles Burger
36 years experience Pulmonology
Sepsis: Bloodstream infections may produce sepsis symptoms such as fever, fast heart and breathing rates within minutes of the onset of the infection. More se ... Read More

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Kidney infection: If the infection in the kidney is not well treated, then it is likely that infection can spread via blood stream, to other regions of the body.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sepsis: Most bacterial infections do not spread into the blood stream, the definition of sepsis. Most simple infection, such as skin infections, or bladder i ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
You bet: The term sepsis is defined as two or more of fever, elevated or low WBC counts, rapid heart rate, rapid respirations secondary to infection. This can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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It depends: There are multiple kinds of staphylococcal bacteria strains. Whether a person develops sepsis is dependent on the type of staph strain, as well as th ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very rare: If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloods ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on med used: That depends on the medicine that was used. Some are pretty short acting, and it doesn't take long for it to wear off. Other types of medicines can la ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You were just: given a response. Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, & Toxoplasma are some the organisms that may be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Before answering...: ...with any certainty, it would be helpful to know where your infection resides, what bug is involved, and what treatment it may be sensitive to.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
It is possible: Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cell ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
It is possible: Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infec ... Read More

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