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How Likely Is It That An Elderly Person Will Survive Pneumonia With Sepsis
Depends: This depends on many factors - what bug, how strong is the person's immune system, how quicky treatment was started, how many organs are involved, etc. Sometimes even severe cases of sepsis can be treated successfully with complete recovery. Other times we are not as lucky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes....: With the proper treatment and supportive care, there is a chance of survival. However, age as well as other medical problems affecting major organ systems will have an impact on survival. In general, the older the patient and the more major organ systems involved in the person's illness, the higher the morbidity and mortality rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can happen when a person with CF is not taking antibiotics long enough to recover from an infection?
How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?
Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Week or more: 1 week or more (especially kids).Get a more detailed answer ›
If an elderly person has T2 diabetes for 10 years then does this make it MUCH more difficult to survive an infection, sepsis or pneumonia? Why?
This is only a general question. If an elderly pt has "kidney failure" & sepsis does the kidney failure generally make much of a difference to survivablity?
Kidney failure: Kidney failure complicates treatment of other serious illnesses. The extra metabolic demands created during serious illness can also make recovery more difficult in the face of organ failure. Experienced physicians should be able to manage this to some degree for the best possible outcome. ...Read more
Months to years: Depending on co-conditions.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am guessing that if an elderly person (not me) has COPD & a pleural effusion (even if the person doesn't have a lung infection) then this would make it harder to survive sepsis. But if so, would either be likely to make a significant difference?
COPD is diagnosis.: The pleural effusion is a SIGN or a symptom, not a "condition". In fact, by draining the effusion, doctors can run tests & perhaps figure out what is causing the problem. But it doesn't portend anything with regards to survival unless it becomes large. COPD is a DIAGNOSIS. It means that the lungs don't function properly. It makes surviving sepsis tougher, as lung problems can easily develop. TTYD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a healthy person get tuberculosis? If so, how does the infection occur to healthy people as I know it as an opportunistic disease?
Is it true: if an organ from an elderly person is successfully transplanted into a younger person the organ can last an extended lifetime?
Yes, ...: The accumulated experience in organ transplant over the past 60 yrs confirms it's okay to transplant the elderly person's organs for the younger, and it has done well. In fact, the oldest donor in the us was 96 years old. So, it's true. ...Read more
Tb chances are good: It is quite unlikely to have both conditions at the same time. This makes therapy more challenging but doable. Cure from tuberculosis should be expected. The main concern here is the brain cancer. For the most common adult brain cancer, survival is about a year, give or take a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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