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what do you advise if i was just wondering how long it would take for sepsis to develop into septic shock?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends...: The length of time between sepsis and septic shock is variable and it depends on what organism is causing the sepsis since some organisms are more virulent than others. It also depends on the treatment of the sepsis. If proper anti microbial therapy is given, the sepsis will not continue on to septic shock.

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What is the difference between sepsis and septic shock?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Collapse: Sepsis occurs when the bacteria is able to reach the blood stream. Septic shock occurs when, as a result of sepsis, the blood pressure collapses and the cardiovascular system fails.

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