U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New Zealand
A female asked:

Hi, what is the pathophysiology behind how cellulitis progresses to sepsis in reference to decreased blood pressure and increased heart rate, ph etc?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
undefined 51 years experience
Sepsis: organisms from the cellulitis enter the bood stream causing sepsis. The systemic reaction involves vasodilation with drop in bp,elevation in hr and if tissue perfusion drops so does pH

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 19, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.