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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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Sepsis (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased ...Read more


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How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

Varies: If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, advanced cardiac care. For large heart attacks with major complications it can take days to weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to show up? Can i die from it eventually?

How long does it take for herpes to show up? Can i die from it eventually?

Herpes: 90% of those infected with herpes never get a sore. So it can be forever. But, the blood test for herpes should turn positive three to six months after exposure. No. Herpes is not life threatening. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get cocaine out of a fetus system before it is born?

How long does it take to get cocaine out of a fetus system before it is born?

Coccaine: pregant: Coccaine can affect the fetus the same as the mother to be, and become addicted, which produces problems at birth. If this is a one time exposure, the fetus will clear its system within a day or two, but with repeated exposure, neurological manifestations can occur, and treatment after birth can be complicated. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to realize that a baby has pyloric stenosis?

How long does it normally take to realize that a baby has pyloric stenosis?

Varies: Pyloric stenosis often causes projectile vomiting, forceful ejection of milk or formula up to several feet away. Vomiting occurs within 30 minutes after baby eats. Vomiting may be mild at first and gradually become more severe as the pylorus opening narrows.Can take days to sometimes week or so. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a uterus rupture during labor?

How long does it take to recover from a uterus rupture during labor?

Life threatening: Labor and uterine rupture are often not compatible with life; for the mother or the baby. If this happened to you, and you are asking this question, you had a very good doc. Your recovery will depend on how far down you went, and how many of your organs were affected. Ok to ask your doc and your team the details. ...Read more

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How long after going into cardiac arrest does a person have to get to the hospital?

How long after going into cardiac arrest does a person have to get to the hospital?

As soon as possible: Anyone experiencing cardiac arrest needs emergency care as soon as possible - chest compressions should be started right away and emergency medical services should be called - in some public places there are aeds (automated defibrillators) which can be used - regardless, the brain will start to suffer long-term damage after 4 minutes without blood flow. CPR and shocks (if approp) is key. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take a nerve to die after a pulpotomy?

How long does it normally take a nerve to die after a pulpotomy?

Hard to say: At least for baby teeth, the goal of a pulpotomy is to remove coronal damaged pulp tissue and for the remaining tissue in the roots to actually stay alive. If the remaining tissue does die, the pulpotomy has failed (a fairly common occurrence) and either removal of the remaining dead tissue is necessary (root canal therapy) or removal of the whole tooth (extraction) is appropriate, depending .. ...Read more

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How long it will take to die after contracting vcjd?

How long it will take to die after contracting vcjd?

Hard to say: Creuztfeld jacob disease usually was fatal in about 18 months .The variant form has slower progression. ...Read more

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How long after they get pregnant does a person usually know?

How long after they get pregnant does a person usually know?

14-16 : Depending on the test if ovulation is cycle day 14, the test could become positive as early as cd 28 but is most certainly positive cd32 18 days after ovulation. This of course assumes that the ovulation is on cd14 which is never guaranteed in any cycle. ...Read more

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How long does sepsis take to go into effect after someone has an infection?

How long does sepsis take to go into effect  after someone has an infection?

Sepsis: Time varies a cording to source and type of infection as well as general health of the patient. Hours to days. ...Read more

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How likely is it for broken ribs to puncture a lung? And if they do, how long does the person have before they die?

How likely is it for broken ribs to puncture a lung? And if they do, how long does the person have before they die?

2 questions: Not very likely that ribs puncture lungs when they are broken in typical situation (non-trauma). When or if they do, the person just doesn't die, air goes into the chest cavity and is usually picked up then because under the skin, will feel like sandpaper. Hours and days could go by. However, if so much air goes into chest or even heart, person could decompensate quick-minutes. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a person to die after his/her heart has been removed?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person to die after his/her heart has been removed?

Acardia: The aztecs had a lot of experience with it. Brain death probably is irreversible a minute after removal but it isn't likely exact. ...Read more

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If a baby was exposed to meth during pregnancy... How long will it take to completely flush out of his system? Or how long will it remain?

If a baby was exposed to meth during pregnancy... How long will it take to completely flush out of his system? Or how long will it remain?

Not sure of your ?: If you mean how long does it stay in the child and can cause problems, it is a very short-acting drug in both adults and children, and is quickly metabolized and excreted. But if what you are asking is how can it be detected after birth, the answer depends on what they are testing. If they test the baby's first stool (meconium) it will basically be a record of months of exposure. If urine, 2-5 d. ...Read more

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How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

Time varies: Actual time varies.First labors take longer than later & average 8-10 hours.Some issues may delay the process, like an epidural placed too early or a baby tangled in the cord that will not descend.The risk of an infection affecting baby begins to increase after 18 hours of open membranes, so the ob's may add meds to speed the process or need to do a c-section. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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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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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