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Can sepsis be caused by fungal infection?

Can sepsis be caused by fungal infection?

Yes: Sepsis is the body's generalized inflammatory response to a specific infection. The infection can be in the lung, the blood, the kidney/bladder, or anywhere else. The infection could be bacterial or fungal. It is the body's inflammatory response that defines sepsis (and septic shock), not the infection itself. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient. Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?

PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient. Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?

See below: This is too broad a subject. Fungal infections can be benign like ring worm, lethal like mucormycosis, or last years as in madura foot. You may consult this site for a start.
https://www. Cdc. Gov/fungal/diseases/index. Html
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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How do I remove dark colored scars in my butt cheek and groin caused by fungal infection? Thanks! :) god bless.

How do I remove dark colored scars in my butt cheek and groin caused by fungal infection? Thanks! :) god bless.

Hyperpigmentation: Time will help it fade.
Also keep the skin in the area lubricated and devoid of friction with a powder or even a barrier type cream like triple paste. This will prevent further trauma and hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore I will not go into the other more rare causes. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

Maybe changes in pH: Maybe some changes in the ph (acidity) inside the vagina allowed candida yeast to over-grow and cause itching, discharge, etc... ...Read more

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What causes fungal infection under the stomach?

What causes fungal infection under the stomach?

Be clear: I donot understand the question what do you mean under the stomach (inside the body) or you mean on abdomen. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

CAUSE OF ACNE: Acne is caused by a plugging up of oil glands in the skin. Too much oil; no way of getting out. Stop nuts and peanut butter, no chocolate. Cut way dowwn on dairy products. Bacteria, not fungus germs, are responsible for the inflammation in these pores. Wash thoroughly with an acne wash 3 times daily. See a dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read more

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Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Rash: Your rash could be from sweating, shaving underarms
usually develops from wetness and causes a fungal infection. You can apply OTC: Lotrimin cream 1% and alternate with hydrocortisone 1% cream twice to three x/d until rash is gone (often slow-growing and can take 1-2 months to resolve). ...Read more

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Been in hosp. Twice since oct. Would the blood tests and bloody sputum show a fungal infection possibly caused by ecigs? -mine do not contain lipids.

Been in hosp. Twice since oct. Would the blood tests and bloody sputum show a fungal infection possibly caused by ecigs? -mine do not contain lipids.

Bronchitis: Favor inflammatory bronchitis from e-cigs. Stop smoking. If symptoms fail to resolve a pulmonary evaluation and airway inspection (bronchoscopy) is in order. Fungal disease nor likely. ...Read more

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What causes fungal infection around penis head?

Fungal infections: Diabetes is the most common cause, if you are not circumcised, poor hygiene can cause them. ...Read more

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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal infection on feet? And its causes. Why it occurs?

How to get rid of fungal infection on feet? And its causes. Why it occurs?

Can be difficult: Need to confirm fungal infection as other types of rashes can appear similarly. Athletes foot can respond well to over the counter antifungal sprays/ointments. If severe, an oral antifungal could be necessary. Usually exposure to fungus and dark/moist environment is enough to produce infection in a healthy person. Some people (diabetics for example) may be prone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When the hiv test is conclusive? .what causes repeated perianal fungal infection? Last hiv test 14monthes postexposure. Is negative?

No worries: Every HIV test that exists, anywhere in the world, is conclusive by 3 months. The most commonly used tests are conclusive by 4-8 weeks. For sure your negative result at 14 months proves you don't have HIV, no matter how high risk the exposure (and if not reexposed), and no matter how typical the symptoms. Entirely healthy people often get perianal fungal infections; it's not a sign of HIV. ...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


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more