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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased ...Read more


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What types of antibiotics can cause septic shock?

What types of antibiotics can cause septic shock?

Did you mean bugs?: Antibiotics don't cause septic shock, bacteria do. All kinds of bacteria can do this but most commonly gram-negatives from the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, gram-positives from skin etc infections and the various that cause pneumonia. Antibiotics are used to treat septic shock, together with all other supportive care. ...Read more

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Can sepsis cause any serious damage?

Can sepsis cause any serious damage?

Yes: Sepsis is when infection becomes systemic and cause body reactions like low bp, fast heart rate, low oxygen, high or low temp, high or depressed inflammatory reaction, can lead to ards. The sequelae depend on what organs sustain the most damage including the source of infection. ARDS can lead to some lung fibrosis. Sepsis has high risk of death. ...Read more

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Can septic shock cause compartment syndrome?

Can septic shock cause compartment syndrome?

Intraabdominal: There is a very rare problem where patients develop intra abdominal compartment syndrome but usually it relates to a severe trauma. ...Read more

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Can the bacteria which cause septic shock live outside the body? Or can the septic shock be a result of deliberate poisoning?

Yes and yes but...: Septic shock is the body's response to severe infection. It can be caused my many different types of bacteria and infections such as pneumonia, kidney infections, or abdominal infections. While septic shock could be induced deliberately, it would not be easy to do especially in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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Could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

Could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

Unlikely: Patients with existing brain injury are placed in medically induced comas to allow the brain to rest and to decrease intracranial pressure. The medications used for induction are closely monitored in am ICU and are unlikely to cause brain damage themselves. ...Read more

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How can sudden fright or shock cause cardiac arrest?

How can  sudden fright or shock cause cardiac arrest?

Rarely if ever: There is coronary spasm as a known entity, but not so much from fright! fight, fright, flight does stimulate a significant chemical Epinephrine and norepinephrine response and superimposed on coronary atherosclerosis could cause trouble. ...Read more

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Can febrile seizures be the cause of permanent brain damage or be fatal?

Can febrile seizures be the cause of permanent brain damage or be fatal?

Benign by definition: It is good to point out a difference here between a seizure occurring with a fever & a "febrile seizure". Anyone with a variety of different types of seizures can have a major seizure during a fever.The outcome of this is related to the type of seizure & complications common to that type. Febrile seizures are by definition, brief, don't impair oxygenation or result in long term injury. ...Read more

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In what way can shock cause respiratory failure?

In what way can shock cause respiratory failure?

What kind???: There are different types of shock so the precise answer depends on the type of shock you are asking about. But, in general, shock results in an inflammatory cascade which can cause respiratory failure mainly due to the build up of acids in the blood. The acids result in the person having to increase their breathing and this can lead to fatigue making ventilator support necessary. ...Read more

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Docs, could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

Docs, could a medically induced coma cause brain damage?

The purpose: of a medically induced coma is to prevent brain damage. Inducing coma with drugs or hypothermia can give the brain time to heal, and prevent swelling. ...Read more

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Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Sort of...: Head injury can injure the brain in such a way that the symptoms mimic bipolar disorder with impulsivity, irritability and mood instabilty. It wouldn't be true bipolar per the dsm but we would essentially treat it the same way with mood stabilizers and possibly antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

No: Fever is part of the immune system, and helps your child fight off infection. Children tolerate even high fevers very well. There is no damage to your child from the fever itself. Fever is a sign that there is illness, so your doctor will evaluate to find out what is causing the fever. ...Read more

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Does acute liver failure cause some imbalance that can kill a person instantly?

Does acute liver failure cause some imbalance that can kill a person instantly?

Acute failure risky: Acute liver failure can be caused by an event leading to sudden liver failure: tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, hepatitis infection, poisonous mushrooms, etc. Often the liver will recover, but death is possible. Interestingly, the cause of death in these patients is often brain swelling or bleeding. The brain swelling can result in herniation and death. Massive bleeding also can cause stroke and sudden death. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of fatal or irreversible brain damage from hypoglycemia?

What is the frequency of fatal or irreversible brain damage from hypoglycemia?

Not uncommon: When Insulin first came out, back in 1921 the fatalities from hypoglycemia were quite common. Now, the monitoring, accurate finger stick readings and understanding of how Insulin works, delays and quick carb tabs for low sugars makes the fatalities much less common. Still very important to work with your team of docs to prevent low blood sugars and brain damage. ...Read more

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Which medications are used to prevent shock death from a severe injury?

No single drug: Prevention is better than cure . The single most important medicine is probably fluid resuscitation including blood and blood products to change the course of the shock after trauma . However , there are specific treatment modalities depending what is happening in real lime . If there is cardiac arrest and caused by arrhythmia , treating it according to the protocol will be appropriate ...Read more

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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more