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How common is sepsis with ecthyma gangrenosum?

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 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


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How common is pancreas failure with sepsis?

How common is pancreas failure with sepsis?

Uncommon: But pancreatitis can lead to shock, with or without sepsis. If the cause of the sepsis is in the immediate neighborhood of the pancreas, such as a gallstone, or an ulcer that went into the pancreas, then failure of the pancreas is more likely. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis?

How common is sepsis?

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 more

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Is encephalopathy common with sepsis?

Is encephalopathy common with sepsis?

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 more

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How common is lung failure with sepsis?

Common: Respiratory failure due to overwhelming sepsis can be from direct infection (pneumonia) or due to the consequences of the systemic inflammatory response (sirs) associated with sepsis. ...Read more

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How common is splenic rupture with sepsis?

Very rare: It happens, but it is rare enough that it usually gets reported in the medical literature when it does. Splenic rupture with mononucleosis is more common. ...Read more

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How common is liver failure with sepsis?

How common is liver failure with sepsis?

Can happen: Multi system failure in sepsis is more common than any physician would like. It is ominous and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How common is neonatal sepsis?

2 per 1000: Fore every 1000 babies born alive, 2 get neonatal sepsis. Many more get treated for suspicion of sepsis. ...Read more

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Is ecthyma gangrenosum common in children?

Is ecthyma gangrenosum common in children?

No: I have not seen a single case of ecthyma gangrenosum in the past 12 years taking care of children full time. So no i don't believe it is common at all. ...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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How common is heart failure with sepsis?

How common is heart failure with sepsis?

More than desired: Multiststem organ failure is a problem with severe sepsis. Usually not just the heart is affected. Sepsis occurs when bacteria enter the blood stream and circulate throughout the body. ...Read more

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How common is kidney failure with sepsis?

How common is kidney failure with sepsis?

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 more

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How common is lactic acidosis with sepsis?

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 more

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What is the most common way people get infections like neutropenic sepsis?

What is the most common way people get infections like neutropenic sepsis?

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 more

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How common is sepsis with food poisoning?

How common is sepsis with food poisoning?

Not likely.: Most food poisoning is self limited. Some is not even caused by live bacteria, but by poisons from a bacteria. Sepsis can occur. ...Read more

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How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

Not likely: Bird flu is a virus and will not cause sepsis. If there is a superinfection with a bacteria, sepsis might or might not happen. ...Read more

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How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

Very rare: Mrsa is a skin flora mainly and unless your septic with it the cance of peritonitis is rare! ...Read more

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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


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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases ...Read more