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Cause Of Sepsis
Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Coronary disease: In the right context, T wave inversions on EKG are caused by a mismatch in the supply and demand of oxygen to the heart, which is caused by underlying coronary heart disease, but can be worsened by sepsis. A Left bundle branch block can also be caused by coronary disease with injury to the left bundle due to lack of oxygen. This can happen after an acute heart attack (MI). Hope that helps! ...Read more
Could I have picked up the bacteria causing my sepsis over a year ago? Kidney stone last week, its stuck, admitted after second er visit for fever,
Probably longer: The bacteria that cause urinary tract infection -- with or without sepsis, kidney stone, etc -- are not caught from outside. Mostly they are entirely normal in the intestine, and it is likely you have carried the one that caused your sepsis in your intestinal tract for many years, perhaps your entire life. You'll probably never know for sure, and it probably doesn't matter. ...Read more
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
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