A 30-year-old male asked:
had some symtoms of sepsis, 3 weeks ago blood test normal,have been fine since that one day was it something else,symtoms was heart rate, chills, head?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Interesting question: Many of the viral illnesses will have a viremic phase that will mimic the bacteremia of sepsis. Allergic reactions to a food or insect bite may also have some overlapping symptoms that make the origin difficult to pin down. Be aware of your exposures and vigilant about recording these findings.You may be able to identify the cause by history alone.
Answered on Jul 16, 2014
Dr. Susan Arnoult answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Not sepsis: It was probably a viral infection that your body was able to fend off pretty easily. Sepsis is a severe illness and results in hospitalization. Since you are fine now I do not think you had it.
Answered on Jul 17, 2014
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