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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Often the source of infection is not clearly identified and more than 1/3 the time the specific organism/ bug causing the sepsis is never identified. ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldsmith
Specializes in Critical Care
No: When patients present with sepsis the goal is early antibiotic therapy with broad spectrum antibiotics. If cultures are not drawn before the antibioti ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not always: Sometimes it is difficult to find the source, sometimes we may have assume or guess even after doing many tests.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on treatment: When germs enter the blood stream to make you sick, it is called septicemia, a potentially serious condition. The diagnosis is by blood culture and it ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Any exchange of bodily fluids is a source of infection.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Possibly: I could seethe possibility of herpes simplex 1 spreading this way and possibly other highly contagious processes but these are things that spread rea ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Saliva is one of the most common sources of germ transfer.When you "kiss" a bong you can acquire any germ left within it & pass it on.You essentia ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
See below: Yes it can it depends somewhat on the original cause of the infection but if the underlying cause has not gone away certainly the infection can recur ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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None of the above: Emphysema is not a communicable disease, but rather a consequence of cigarette smoking.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: You may have had chrioamnionitis as the source of infection.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Causes : Of obstruction are being searched for.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
22 years experience Dentistry
No: The source which was the tooth is out but the antibiotics is clearing up the infection in the soft tissue surrounding the infected tooth.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
48 years experience Family Medicine
No: Children, especially in daycare or early grades, where there is a lot of close contact, may often bring home staph. But MRSA is still not that common ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Green
9 years experience Dentistry
Poor oral hygiene: A thorough teeth cleaning will help determine if the cause is periodontal or otherwise! a decaying tooth can also be infected!

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