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I have vomiting episodes that lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome without sepsis. What causes sirs? Insufficient cortisol from adrenals?

I have vomiting episodes that lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome without sepsis. What causes sirs? Insufficient cortisol from adrenals?

Multifactorial: As a general rule, inflammatory conditions which produce the criteria necessary to term a condition sirs are induced by cytokine release, but there are many other possibilities. Generally not adrenal insufficiency. You seem to be trying to acquire a shorthand medical education. It is not that simple. ...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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Post appendectomy sepsis I am getting chills and and I feel like vomiting I got my surgery jan 8 can I have sepsis?

Post appendectomy sepsis I am getting chills and and I feel like vomiting I got my surgery jan 8 can I have sepsis?

Yes.: This does not sound good. It may not be related, but I would suggest talking to your doc asap. ...Read more

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Elderly incontinent diabetic paralysed from waist down - no cathethar develops sepsis then septic shock vomitting, cd it hve taken months to progr?

Elderly incontinent diabetic paralysed from waist down - no cathethar develops sepsis then septic shock vomitting, cd it hve taken months to progr?

Taken what?: I am assuming you are referring to her sepsis, in which case the answer is no, sepsis doesn't last for months. Chronic urinary tract infections exist but are uncommon unless there is a resistant organism present. ...Read more

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Was this sepsis? Severe reaction 2 mosquito bite. 100.3 temp. Very swollen nodes & left face to supraclavicular. Vomiting. Fainted. Pain. Flulike.

Was this sepsis? Severe reaction 2 mosquito bite. 100.3 temp. Very swollen nodes & left face to supraclavicular. Vomiting. Fainted. Pain. Flulike.

No: Sepsis is life threatening whole body inflammatory response to a severe infection. The condition is potentially fatal and is often associated with multiple organ failure.

If your symptoms have improved without treatment then you weren't septic. ...Read more

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My eyes and skin are turning yellow? I was sepsis my stool has been green, dark gray for about a year I have vomiting

My eyes and skin are turning yellow? I was sepsis my stool has been green, dark gray for about a year I have vomiting

Jaundice?: If your eyes and skin definitely are becoming yellow, you have jaundice -- elevated bilirubin in the blood, a pigment that comes from the liver. Usually due to hepatitis or other potentially severe liver disease. Maybe or maybe not related to recept sepsis. Contact your doctor immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vomiting w/ sirs - low bp, high liver enz, WBC > 20, no fever or sepsis, high neut % - and often have high neut %, low lymph % on cbcs, should this be evaluated by specialist? If so, what type?

Vomiting w/ sirs - low bp, high liver enz, WBC > 20, no fever or sepsis, high neut % - and often have high neut %, low lymph % on cbcs, should this be evaluated by specialist? If so, what type?

ID & Endo: High white count and low BP need infectious disease specialist even with no fever. Because of adrenal insufficiency, your endocrinologist needs to remain involved. If the patient is in hospital icu, a critical care doc needs to be involved. ...Read more

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31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is shakiness a symptom of sepsis? I don't have fever however my skin is cold. I'm just worried but can't go to ER

Is shakiness a symptom of sepsis? I don't have fever however my skin is cold. I'm just worried but can't go to ER

Not really: You can get shaking chills called rigors, do you have a reason to be ill? Do you have a temperature? ...Read more

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Can you get sepsis without a cough or fever, in other words, can you have an infection that suddenly leads to sepsis without warning symptoms first?

Although it is rare: There are some very virulent organisms that can lead to sepsis within hours but rarely without some symptoms of some kind. Staphylococcal pneumonia, Gram negative bacteria and Meningitis are potentials for your scenario of sudden and overwhelming sepsis. ...Read more

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The main symptoms of sepsis are what?

The main symptoms of sepsis are what?

Infection + qSOFA: The current definition of sepsis is called qSOFA. You get 1 point each for low blood pressure, high respiratory rate, or altered mental status. A score of 2 or more means you have sepsis.

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/SOFA_score#Quick_SOFA_Score ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of sepsis come and go or would they be consistant?

Caution advised: Because body temperature can be above 101 F (38.3 C) or below 96.8 F (36 C) in sepsis it may appear as if the symptoms are coming and going. However, this can be a life threatening condition and emergency medical attention is needed until the condition is resolved completely. ...Read more

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What are sepsis and pneumonia symptoms?

Symptoms....: Sepsis usually results in fever, body aches, malaise, headache, etc. Which are very general symptoms. Pneumonia usually results in cough with discolored sputum, chest pain that increases with deep breath, shortness of breath, fever/chills, malaise, etc. Pneumonia can also cause sepsis if the bacteria in the lungs gets into the blood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sepsis and lab rsults?

Low blood pressure: Sepsis may cause hypovolemic shock, impaired cardiac and renal function causing shortness of breath. Also confusion. ...Read more

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How can one tell what level of sepsis a Alzheimer's elderly has? What are the symptoms

Sepsis is serious.: Sepsis means a generalized infection. Usually gives fever, chills general malaise and it's is seriously dangerous. Common sources are intestinal, skin, urinary track, pneumonia but any infection may cause it. We order pancultures (blood, urine, sputum others) to find which germ is causing it. Requires serious tx in a hospital. Pt requires intravenous antibiotics. Sepsis causes shock and death ...Read more

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Can you tell me in sepsis, how much bacteria needs to be in a person's blood before he start showing signs and symptoms?

Can you tell me in sepsis, how much bacteria needs to be in a person's blood before he start showing signs and symptoms?

Depends: We all get bacteria in our blood periodically, like after brushing teeth. Sepsis results when bacterial grow unchecked, produce chemical mediators, and the body may over-react. Bacteria do not need to be in blood to produce a picture of sepsis, e.g., massive activation of T-cells can cause picture of sepsis by exposure to superantigens. ...Read more

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Fever on chemo at 38.5 and bp about 90-100 plus low WBC. Is this sepsis sign?

May be sepsis: But could be something else. Please go to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as you can.
Wish you well. ...Read more

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An elderly relative in hospital had a result of "Vacuolated Neutrophils +". I understand that this can be an early sign of sepsis. He's only had this test once but 6 days later he doesn't seem to be any worse. He hasn't been on Abx. I'm at a loss..

An elderly relative in hospital had a result of "Vacuolated Neutrophils +". I understand that this can be an early sign of sepsis. He's only had this test once but 6 days later he doesn't seem to be any worse. He hasn't been on Abx. I'm at a loss..

DiscussWithDoctors: While it is true that Vacuolated Neutrophils is an early sign of sepsis and due to massive bacterial growth and when these cells persist for more than 36 hours, the disease may be considered beyond control. And you are correct in saying that these patients are treated with Antibiotics. But we can not comment on this elderly relative of yours. You have to ask his treating doctors about his case ...Read more

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What is sepsis infection? Can medical abortion cause sepsis and what are the symptoms of it?

What is sepsis infection? Can medical abortion cause sepsis and what are the symptoms of it?

You give me fever: Just like the lyrics to the song fever, sepsis or infection that has spread to the blood steam, "gives you fever in the day and the night." medical abortion in a safe medical environment, does not often cause sepsis as it used to in the past in unsanitary conditions. Most medical abortion clinics also provide prophylactic (preventative) antibiotics at the time of the procedure or post-operatively. ...Read more

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How long can you have sepsis infection before symptoms begin?

How long can you have sepsis infection before symptoms begin?

Varies: It isn't sepsis without symptoms, but the onset between infection and symptoms varies depending on the nature of the infection and the host's general health. Hours (meningitis, streptococcus pneumonia) to days would be the usual range. ...Read more

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How long can you have sepsis infection before symptoms start?

Variable: The time from the beginning of infection until the signs & symptoms of severe sepsis can vary widely--from only a few hours to several days. ...Read more

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How long can you have sepsis infection before the symptoms will start showing?

Not long: Sepsis is a medical emergency. One will be very sick and often become incoherent very quickly. Seek medical attn if you are sick. ...Read more

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I think I have had symptoms of Sepsis for weeks, but all my tests come back fine. And my vital signs are normal. What should I do?

Be grateful: You're not going to develop sepsis out of the blue without having some underlying cause that a second-year med student could pick up. If you've lost your spleen along the way, sepsis can pop up suddenly -- but you'll be obviously sick. And people who have sepsis perish in hours or days. Get a diligent physician to work up whatever symptoms you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?

I have a uti. If it turns into a kidney infection or sepsis ill know right? Like u don't just drop dead their are major symptoms?

There are warnings..: You would develop fever and start to feel quite unwell. With a kidney infection you would also most likely have low back pain. You would not just drop dead. However, if you develop these symptoms, seek help right away. ...Read more

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Was sick with viral type illness for 2-3 weeks. Felt a bit better but not completely. Now getting same symptoms all over again. Sepsis?

Not likely/depends,,: This isn't likely to be sepsis, at least not yet, but it depends on when it started and when it came back. If it was a few weeks between that episode and your symptoms now, it is likely to be just another viral illness. If it was right before, it is likely to be a super-imposed bacterial infection that could lead to sepsis. It would be good to see your doctor to get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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Increase in vertigo events & tremor post TIA (q? Sepsis complication) with brainstem symptoms. Awaiting MRI & Transoesophageal Echo. Potential DDx?

Increase in vertigo events & tremor post TIA (q? Sepsis complication) with brainstem symptoms. Awaiting MRI & Transoesophageal Echo. Potential DDx?

Embolism: It sounds like your doctors suspect endocarditis which may throw septic emboli into the brain which causes ischemia or infarction of brain tissue and depending on where the tissue damage is, you would develop symptoms similar to what you describe. Are you on broad spectrum iv abc? Are you on anti-coagulants? Why are you waiting for a brain MRI? that should be done urgently to eval brain insult. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a prostate infection and diverticulitis which has perforated my bladder (fistula)is it hard to tell symptoms from PI vs signs of sepsis?

Hello. I have a prostate infection and diverticulitis which has perforated my bladder (fistula)is it hard to tell symptoms from PI vs signs of sepsis?

Be evaluated now...: Sigmoid diverticulitis-related fistula to urinary bladder of course leads to persistent urinary tract infection because of its continual feeding bacteria from colon to bladder. Its clinical pictures could be acute or chronic depending on local anatomical variation and personal immunity. Regardless of whatsoever, seek evaluation now. More? Follow: http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant. I lost my previous pregnancy at 25weeks due to gbs sepsis. Now, a vaginal swab shows gbs+. My cervix is closed, ffn neg, but WBC 14, 200 (neutr 75%). I have no symptoms and am taking oral antibiotics. How likely is chorioamnionitis

I am 14 weeks pregnant. I lost my previous pregnancy at 25weeks due to gbs sepsis. Now, a vaginal swab shows gbs+. My cervix is closed, ffn neg, but WBC 14, 200 (neutr 75%). I have no symptoms and am taking oral antibiotics. How likely is chorioamnionitis

Data not clear: A study done awhile ago showed that previous history of chorioamnionitis was not a risk factor for subsequent pregnancies, however I have other experts say that it is a risk factor. The bottom line, all you can do is follow doctor's instructions and stay as healthy as possible. Sleep, rest, a good immune system. Exercise, eating a good diet. Just try to take care of yourself as best as possible. ...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