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Can Parasites Cause Sepsis
Yes and no: If you consider malaria a parasite. If you only consider multicellular organisms to be parasites, then the answer is no - you can be quite ill and die from parasitic burden, but flukes and ringworm cause local inflammation only, and their increase in burden has not been reported to trigger the inflammatory cascade that is present in sepsis and septic shock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are numerous organisms that have this potential, perhaps one of the more common ones being Ascaris lumbricoides, although Strongyloides stercoralis, Clonorchis senensis and Echinococcus granulosis have also been reported, among other rare cases. It is not a common cause of pancreatitis, particularly in the USA. ...Read more
And those are?: Commensal bacteria (that live in our skin, gut, mouth, etc) are generally beneficial and we live in balance with them... When they are in the right place. In the wrong place they can lead to rapid overproduction and death by sepsis/septic shock. There are no "good" bacteria or evil ones - bacteria lack a moral code. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viruses: are usually the cause of encephalitis. Most cases are due to the herpes virus although rabies, mumps, measles and rubella make up a second group. Occasionally we see outbreaks of equine encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis and others. Bacterial infection is less likely to cause encephalitis. Lyme's disease, Syphilis and TB top the list of bacterial agents. Fungus and chemicals can also be causitive ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easily: A lot of bacteria for example that cause human disease are part of normal sewage, precisely because a lot of sewage comes from, well, humans. So for instance, contaminated water with the salmonella and e. Coli bacteria cause human disease when sprayed on vegetables. Luckily in the usa at least, we have mostly good sewage treatment and outbreaks are less common, but do occur. ...Read more
Yes: Cellulitis is a description of a skin infection most commonly caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. If the organism causing the infection spreads to the blood stream sepsis and shock can result. Sepsis can be fatal, especially in someone with other medical problems like diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, depends where.: Any infection of the middle ear or inner ear can cause dizziness. (location is key... A minor superficial toe infection might not cause dizziness). A systemic serious infection can cause dizziness by fever, or toxins, or metabolic changes... Or worst yet, meningitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Excessive use of antibiotics can eradicate the good bacteria in your bowels and impair your digestion. It may also lead to overgrowth of clostridium difficile and this needs to be treated. If you are having diarrhea and bloating, start by taking an probiotic but also see your doctor about it. ...Read more
Absolutely: Parasites like intestinal worms can cause anemia, usually by causing bleeding into the gut. Chronic infections can also cause anemia through low blood production, not active bleeding. However, this is less commonly the reason for anemia associated with worms and parasites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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