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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why are men more likely to get sepsis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
We don't know: It is not clear why men are more likely to have sepsis, as boys are also more likely to be septic than girls (i.e. It isn't testosterone). Risk taking behavior may explain the difference, but it has not been studied.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Not necessarily true: I am not aware that men are more likely to get sepsis.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Sepsis..If you get sepsis and you susceptible to getting it again?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Not Really: Unless you have a source that is not taken care of, ie abscess. If you have source control and completely eradicate the causative organism, you should not have recurrence of sepsis.

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