A 46-year-old member asked:
can u die from a pilonidal cyst?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: But if the infection is caused by invasive bacteria such as mrsa, it is possible. Seemingly trivial infections can turn into a life-threatening condition if not treated properly. See a surgeon for an opinion.
Answered on May 14, 2017
Dr. Soren Singel answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Sepsis: Very unlikely to ever happen. But it can. Any source of bacteremia (bacteria getting into your blood stream) can turn into a serious condition called sepsis. Pilonidal cysts can do that, decubital ulcers can do that (superman christopher reeves ultimately passed from complications related to bacterial skin infection and sepsis).
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
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