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I have a bacterial infection, can this become blood poisoning?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Yes: Depending where the bacterial infection originates and if allowed to go unchecked --> it can spread to the local tissue, into the blood and even into the bone. You should get a physician evaluate your infection if you are concerned.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Most bacterial infections don't cause sepsis, but untreated, ignored, or especially potent infections can lead to sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock and death. Treat infections seriously.

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Last updated Aug 15, 2016

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