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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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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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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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How long can a child go with appendicitis before he collapses from sepsis?

How long can a child go with appendicitis before he collapses from sepsis?

Variable: There are many different ways in which this can progress. If it forms a periappendiceal abscess, this could actually drain externally through fistula formation. But why would anyone allow a child with appendicitis to go untreated for a correctable condition? ...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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How long does it take to recover from sepsis?

How long does it take to recover from sepsis?

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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What are the most common causes of baby sepsis?

What are the most common causes of baby sepsis?

Three bacteria: There are three common bacteria that cause sepsis in the neonatal. Are streptococcus. Staff aureus and neisseria all these can cause mild your infections bronchitis or in worst case is pneumonia and even meningitis. ...Read more

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How long can you live if you don't treat sepsis?

Very individual: Depending on how severe the infection is, some may be self-limited, but most progress without treatment, particularly in older people or those with pre-exiting medical conditions. So it is hard to say exactly how long but why would you not want to treat it? Treatment is usually antibiotics, IV fluids etc supportive care, nothing fancy or controversial. ...Read more

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How long is someone with sepsis expected to live?

Variable: In young people sepsis is easily overcome, but as you get older and have more chronic medical problems, life threatening infections become more frequent. In patients with cancer, renal failure, chronic heart failure, or severe lung disease sepsis becomes a common cause of death. ...Read more

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How long would it take to fully heal from sepsis?

Depends : It depends on how severe the reaction of sepsis is. If it is mild and doesn't cause significant organ injury, then recovery can take days to weeks. But, if the sepsis causes organ failure, like kidney failure or a lung reaction, then it can take a very long time. But it's hard to say exactly how long, because everyone's body is different. ...Read more

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Why has death by sepsis increased in recent times?

Why has death by sepsis increased in recent times?

Aging population: People are living longer, and there is a wave of aging baby boomers. This causes an increase in the numbers of the elderly, a group that is at increased risk of sepsis. Older people are less able to fight infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure sepsis?

Please tell me how long it takes for to cure sepsis?

Depends...: On a couple of things. First, what type of infection - some resolve quickly with treatment, others may take longer? Second, how many organ systems were impacted by the infection - was there breathing failure, kidney failure, confusion, etc? Also, and probably most important - what was the patient's baseline health and age? Young, healthy people can do better, but can still die from sepsis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to fully recover after having sepsis, and is there any long term complications to worry about?

It's highly variable: It depends on how severe the course was and what organs were affected. If you had multiple organ insults like kidney failure, heart failure, it can take a long time to recover. The recovery may not be complete. Some are left with residual heart or kidney damage. Others recover completely with no long term effects. Too variable to say. ...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