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How Common Is Sepsis With Ecthyma Gangrenosum
Very rare: I have never taken care of a patient with this despite working in an ICU for 7 years at a major referral center. There not even any case series published - just case reports, indicating that no one has been able to even accumulate enough cases at one institution to document more than a few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: Sepsis with a severe infection is common - to meet the definition you need only have a suspected infection, a heart rate greater than 90, temperature greater than 100.4 or less than 96.8, a respiratory rate greater than 20, or a high or low white blood cell count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: Sepsis leads to a generalized inflammatory state throughout the body, called the systemic inflammatory response. This can cause problems in many organs including the brain. Most patients with sepsis have "encephalopathy" which can range from confusion and agitation to coma. Up to 71% of patients with sepsis will be affected. It tends to resolve however as the underlying infection gets better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Usually is related to decrease of BP associated with sepsis. However, it sometimes occurs without significant drop of BP in the context of sepsis. Usually is reversible unless sepsis is protracted where chances of recovery of renal failure start dwindling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With septic shock: It is a marker for end organ damage due to inadequate oxygen reception or utilization. When sepsis progresses to shock we will follow lactate (its pka is 4, so its never really acid in the blood) as a marker of our success in getting blood and oxygen to the peripheral tissues. So... In sepsis itself (without shock) it is rare, but in septic shock lactate is almost always elevated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a rare case: Most patients who develop infections, do not develop neutropenic sepsis. Neutropenic sepsis is caused when a patient develop a severe infection where a specific cell type that fights infections(neutrophils) are at very low levels in the blood for different reasons. But the result is an out of control infection that can be very dangerous. Usually, pneumonias, urine infections and catheter infect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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