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How long does a baby have sepsis before they die from it?

How long does a baby have sepsis before they die from it?

Depends: This depends on many factors - what bug, how strong is the 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 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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Is infant sepsis easy to cure?

Is infant sepsis easy to cure?

Depends on situation: Some infant sepsis will begin by germ invasion of the baby thru ruptured fetal membranes early in labor. If well established before delivery & diagnosis, treatment may or may not succeed. If early suspicion & testing show the possibility prior to a firmly established infection, early treatment before full blown disease can be curative. ...Read more

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Do babies get sepsis?

Do babies get sepsis?

They can: Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis. ...Read more

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My mom was dx'd in april 2012 with septic shock. Fully recovered now, how long can she still die from this? She was in icu and hospital for mos.

My mom was dx'd in april 2012 with septic shock.  Fully recovered now, how long can she still die from this?  She was in icu and hospital for mos.

Not likely: She had a serious illness related to infection with prolonged recovery and now improved. She has no current risk of dying from that event . Her health status however is likely changed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gangrene to go from dry to wet to septic shock to death?

How long does it take for gangrene to go from dry to wet to septic shock to death?

There is no set time: ...& can vary from hours to never. Gangrenous tissue should be surgically removed as soon as it is medically safe to do so(i.e., when anesthesia, if needed, can be tolerated) and something can be done to protect the raw tissue that's left behind- unless infection has already started in which case it's even more urgent and no longer as important to worry about covering the raw tissue right away. ...Read more

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What happens physiologically when you die of sepsis?

What happens physiologically when you die of sepsis?

Organs fail: In sepsis toxic chemicals are circulating throughout the body and causing damage to the organs by depleting oxygen to the cells. If severe enough, the immune system cannot recover and repair the damage. With the heart unable to meet the metabolic demands circulatory collapse occurs and blood pressure cannot be maintained. ...Read more

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How long does sepsis last?

How long does sepsis last?

It depends: Some may be cured of it while others may not. It depends on the age, and health of the individual. It also depends timely appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long will sepsis be treated?

Depends: Sepsis is a very serious and potentially life threatening condition caused by toxins from bacteria in the blood stream. The usual treatment is aggressive supportive therapy with IV fluids, antibiotics and other medications to support blood pressure if needed. ...Read more

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How long does sepsis recovery take?

How long does sepsis recovery take?

It depends: It depends on what you mean by "recovery." the actual acute illness may take anywhere from 3-10 days to resolve on average, but can also involve ICU stays for a month or more (depending on setbacks). Even after leaving the icu, a patient will be very weak and deconditioned, and may need assistance to gain strength and ability to function independently again. That can take months of rehab. ...Read more

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How long does it take to beat sepsis?

How long does it take to beat sepsis?

It depends: Some beat sepsis, while other may not be so lucky. Have it appropriately treated. ...Read more

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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


Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock is a condition of inflammation throughout the body caused by a severe infection that can lead to fever, low blood pressure, and the ...Read more