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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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How long after surgery does sepsis set in?

Can vary: Hopefully you will not develop sepsis after surgery. If the surgical site becomes infected it could take hours or days depending on the location and type of surgery. ...Read more

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Is sepsis a bacteria found in the bloodstream?

No. : Sepsis is the body's response to an infection no matter where it is. ...Read more

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If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?

If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?

See below: Bacterial sepsis from transfusion is a recognized complication from transfusions and tends to occur from transfusion of platelets or less commonly from red cell transfusion. It is more likely to happen from platelets as they are stored at room temperature where the bacteria can multiply. It is a serious reaction but luckily is uncommon in most centers. It certainly does not imply negligence. ...Read more

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How does sepsis enter the blood stream?

How does sepsis enter the blood stream?

Bacterial infection: Sepsis refers to a system-wide infection that overwhelms the body's defenses. The bacteria can enter the blood stream from an infection in virtually any organ. ...Read more

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I had sepsis in july do to salmonella poisoning in my blood stream. lately i have had really dark urine side n back pain.could this be from sepsis?

Unlikely: Sepsis is a specific medical term meaning you have high heart rate (>90/min), respirations (>20/min), fever and high WBC count. Any 2 of these may be sepsis. If you think you are infected you need to see a doctor ASAP. Do not wait, go now and to an ER if you cannot get anyone else to see you. Best wishes and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Absolutely: E. Coli is notorious for causing infections, specially in the urinary tract. If untreated, the bacteria can go to the blood stream and cause septic shock. Depending on the virulence of the bacteria, it can cause severe problems that can lead to death. ...Read more

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Virus in the blood stream the same as blood poisoning?

Virus in the blood stream the same as blood poisoning?

No: The old term blood poisoning refers to septic shock from bacterial toxins. While viral infections can lead to multiorgan failure, it is not from a viral toxi.But rather from systemic inflammation run amok. ...Read more

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What could get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Sepsis: Any bacteria/mold/ fungus/ parasite. The blood is sterile and compromise of its sterility is a risk factor for developing septic shock. ...Read more

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