A 30-year-old female asked:

How common is it for a toddler with p eumonia on antibiotics get sepsis. i'm scared i just read it can cause sepsis.

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Sepsis: In a child with an otherwise normal immune system, getting sepsis from a pneumonia is uncommon. If your child is being treated with oral antibiotics, at home, I'd assume an extremely low risk for sepsis providing you have your child complete the antibiotics as prescribed.
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