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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
Extremely rarely.: An IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very effective method of contraception. Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. It is very rare for an IUD to cause sepsis (a uterine infection that spreads into the blood and throughout the body). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not Cancer-Specific: Sepsis occurs when an infection enters the bloodstream, affecting many vital organs. The origin of the infection may be due to any number of different infections, ie pneumonia, utis, diverticulitis, etc. Cancer and its treatment may predispose people to develop these serious infections, but does not directly cause them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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