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Is the source of infection always found in sepsis?

Is the source of infection always found in sepsis?

No: Often the source of infection is not clearly identified and more than 1/3 the time the specific organism/ bug causing the sepsis is never identified. Often treatment/antbiotics fix the problem before source/organism can be clearly identified. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is sepsis a bacteria found in the bloodstream?

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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What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

What are the first symptoms of a streptococcus infection in the bloodstream?

Fever: Before streptococcus enters blood stream, there is usually some site in the body that is already infected and fever is a likely early symptom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If there's VRE entercocci in blood, what's the odds of infection in lungs as cause of this, isn't this bacteria from bowel.

If there's VRE entercocci in blood, what's the odds of infection in lungs as cause of this, isn't this bacteria from bowel.

Sepsis lung or gut: They are everywhere and can even be incidental contamination but not likely. First order of business is to teat the sepsis and then figure out where it came from. ...Read more

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What is the most likely source of a 2-year-old's streptococcus respiratory infection?

Their fingers: Little hands often spend as much time in their mouth as out.When out, they are touching toys or other objects that may be contaminated with the oral/nasal secretions of others where streptococcus is usually carried. ...Read more

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What is the reason of getting germs infection in blood?

What is the reason of getting germs  infection in blood?

Many: Any IV access as in hospital "iv's" , urinary tract infections, appendicitis or other abdominal infections & commonly: pneumonia .It is always dangerous and requires careful management! in old or immuno-comprimised people it is often fatal. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney infection in a child?

What are the causes of kidney infection in a child?

Pediatric urologist: This should be evaluated by a pediatric urologist. Kidney infections in children suggest the possibility of there being some anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract. Reflux, incompetent valves, blood stream spread of disease, and so on should be ruled out., . ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

Several qualifiers: Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

C.Diff: Approximately 20% of individuals who are hospitalized acquire c difficile during hospitalization, and more than 30% of these patients develop diarrhea. Thus, c difficile colitis is currently one of the most common nosocomial infections. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the spread of psychological diseases in the developed world?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the cause of the spread of psychological diseases in the developed world?

Developed world: Having experience overseas, my guess is that in underdeveloped countries when a person shows symptoms of mental illness, he/she are taken by family to isolation or they are labeled insane & end up roaming the streets. Anything less is treated thru nature/nurture, with proper medical/psychological interventions being reserved for the rich or fortunate few. ...Read more

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Urine report-what is the problem of the report of >100000 staph aureus?

Urine report-what is the problem of the report of >100000 staph aureus?

UTI or septicemia: If you have urinary symptoms ie. Burning, urgency, frequency, flank pain, fever you and if you have wbc's in your urine you haave a urinary tract infection with s. Aureus. As persons with s. Aureus in their blood will frequently have the organism spread to their kidneys and appear in the urine you shoul have blood cultures done before antibiotic treatment and be checked for signs of systemic inf. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infection in the blood?

What are the symptoms of an infection in the blood?

Germs in blood: Once a germ gets into the blood, symptoms depend primarily on the type of germ. Viruses have blood phases & typically produce fever spikes & muscle aches, sensitivity to light etc. Bacteria will do this & add blood pressure instability, prolonged fever or low body temperature, fatigue & prostration. Fungal germs or yeast trigger responses like bacteria.Viruses & bacteria can trigger a rash. ...Read more

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Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

That's for kids: That diagnosis is usually used in children. Saying that about an adult is an opinion, not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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When a person has fungus infection of the blood and outside on the skin/hair/nail what is the length of stay in isolation infection ward?

When a person has fungus infection of the blood and outside on the skin/hair/nail what is the length of stay in isolation infection ward?

Fungemia: I don't think Fungemia needs isolation but I would think a person who has disseminated fungal infection would be immunosuppressed therefore s/he needs to be protected and put in isolation. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis in the rest of the world?

How common is sepsis in the rest of the world?

Common: Depending on where you live, it may be the most common way to die. ...Read more

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Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Granulomatosis of GB: Are you sure its granulomatosis or is it adenomyomatosis. If it's the latter don't worry, if there are multiple granulomas than this can have many causes and would be unlikely that it was isolated to the gallbladder. The causes of granulomas include tb, histoplasmosis, sarcoidosis, to name a few of the most common. ...Read more

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Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more

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Trick std complication list cervical hemorrhaging is that in the neck or in the vagina.. And what are the symptoms?

Trick std complication list cervical hemorrhaging is that in the neck or in the vagina.. And what are the symptoms?

Tric STD: The hemorrhage would be from the vagina ( cervix -opening into the vagina) . About 25 of women get strawberry cervix from dilating capillaries. I have treated a lot of STD and never saw a hemorrhage. You would notice bleeding from the vagina like period and would go to the hospital if > 1 pad /tampon every 3 hours. Do not worry. Get treated ...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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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