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Is Sepsis Contagious
Not exactly: Sepsis is not a disease in and of itself - it is a syndrome (a constellation of symptoms) that result from the bodies attempt to fight off a severe infection +/- any direct toxins from the bacterium itself. The causes of sepsis can be contagious or not (for example, a urinary tract infection is not directly contagious, but pneumonia often is). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. 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
Sepsis contagious?: Sepsis =infection w/severe inflammatory response (low bp, rapid hr, leaky blood vessels, poor blood flow to vital organs & extremities) infections w/ability to spread person (or animal/object) to person are contagious. Many infections are contagious & don't cause sepsis (i.e. Common cold, tb); some do (anthrax, salmonella, plague). Follow contact precautions posted for the sick pt to be safe. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Sepsis or blood poisoning, occurs when a germ gains access to the blood stream and causes dramatic vascular changes in the body. Meningococcus is one germ known to cause sepsis that is contagious. However, normal respiratory (mask) and hand washing measures can prevent spread of this germ. Most other germs involved in sepsis are not very contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am caring for my mother, she has antibiotic resistant sepsis...Can I get it? I currently have a uti.
I have MRSA hives on arms and legs, back and now a ulcerated one on my vagina lip how likely is it that ill get sepsis?
MRSA treatment: Sepsis can occur but is less likely to happen if you get treated. Mrsa infections are usually treated with antibiotics. People with recurrent infections sometimes need decolonization. Chlorhexidine is a soap that can be used to decrease the load of MRSA on the skin and decrease risk of infections and sepsis. You should ask your doctor if this would be a good option for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Organ failure: Sepsis is an inflammatory response (fever, rapid heart rate and/or breathing, increased white blood cell count) plus infection. Severe sepsis is when there is also some organ dysfunction as well: respiratory failure, kidney failure, change in mental status, & low blood pressure are some of the problems that can occur. Most patients with severe sepsis need to be in an intensive care unit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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