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What could cause CRP to be 230, SED <97? Acute illness. No sepsis, no rash. Fever of 103, low BP, tachycardic. Have more info and test results. Ideas?

What could cause CRP to be 230, SED <97? Acute illness. No sepsis, no rash. Fever of 103, low BP, tachycardic. Have more info and test results. Ideas?

Inflammatory state: You could well have a rheumatic condition also. The CRP and ESR are non-specific indicators of an inflammatory process going on in your body. You need a complete and thorough workup probably at the nearest major University Hospital. Either in the division of Rheumatology or Infectious Disease. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

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


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Fever during childbirth and placenta "inflamed" but no culture growth, is that def chorioamnionitis? If yes, could mild case lead to infertility?

Fever during childbirth and placenta "inflamed" but no culture growth, is that def chorioamnionitis? If yes, could mild case lead to infertility?

Yes and No: The symptom of fever and the pathology report of inflammation makes chorioamionitis a likely diagnosis. This should not lead to infertility. Hope all is well with you and the baby. ...Read more

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Fever on chemo at 38.5 and bp about 90-100 plus low WBC . Is this sepsis sign ?

Fever on chemo at 38.5 and bp about 90-100 plus low WBC . Is this sepsis sign ?

May be sepsis: But could be something else. Please go to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as you can. Wish you well. ...Read more

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How common of a complication is sepsis with rocky mountain fever?

How common of a complication is sepsis with rocky mountain fever?

Uncertain how common: Information on the approximate percentage of rocky mountain spotted fever patients who get sepsis is hard to find. Nowadays, with antibiotic treatment, the rmsf fatality rate is 4%. A rough guess on the percentage with sepsis could be 20%-25%. ...Read more

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Bp of 90 And fever of 38.6 on chemotherapy treatment . Can this be sepsis ?

Bp of 90
And fever of 38.6 on chemotherapy treatment . Can this be sepsis ?

Concern: It's definitely concerning. While I can't say for sure it's sepsis without other information including a blood culture and other information, it's possible you could be on your way to sepsis, especially given the fact you're on chemotherapy. I would highly suggest you get in touch with your treating physician or his/her on call physician this afternoon and discuss your symptoms with them.Good luck ...Read more

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Can you get sepsis without a cough or fever, in other words, can you have an infection that suddenly leads to sepsis without warning symptoms first?

Although it is rare: there are some very virulent organisms that can lead to sepsis within hours but rarely without some symptoms of some kind. Staphylococcal pneumonia, Gram negative bacteria and Meningitis are potentials for your scenario of sudden and overwhelming sepsis. ...Read more

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Fever for 2 weeks I feel very weak no energy I feel very dizzy when standing could this be sepsis?

Fever for 2 weeks I feel very weak no energy I feel very dizzy when standing could this be sepsis?

Phone your doctor: A persistent fever of unknown origin for 2 full weeks needs attention. Please contact your doctor today. If you had sepsis, you would be ill enough to be hospitalized, but you may be at risk. Get this handled. ...Read more

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My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?

My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?

Sepsis: It can certainly depend on the etiology of the sepsis and the degree of organ dysfunction that occurred. Some recover fully, some take weeks, some never quite recover organ function and cardiac, pulmonary, brain and kidney function may be impaired afterwards. If he is still with fever days/weeks into therapy, i would make sure he has been evaluated for endocarditis with blood cultures and an echo. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more