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How to tell apart mild sepsis from severe?

How to tell apart mild sepsis from severe?

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 more

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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 to treat mild sepsis vs severe one?

How to treat mild sepsis vs severe one?

Iv antibiotics: Both IV antibiotics. Severe sepsis typically means the sepsis has effected other organs because of hypotension. These patients should be monitored in the ICU and aggressively resuscitated. Mild sepsis may be treated with IV antibiotics alone. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby diagnosed with mild uremia. was hospitalized with sepsis 4 years ago.?

Love him: Uremia is a constellation of symptoms reflecting kidney failure. If your husband simply had elevated kidney function tests, find out what they are currently. Being well-muscled raises creatinine; most any illness can raise BUN temporarily. Ask how his renal function tests are today. I'm glad you have each other. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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Cold&mild fever.Took Tylenol, (acetaminophen)4 hours later,I would not stop sweating.BP dropped really low idk ifmachine was false err from panic.Sepsis?BPnorm now.28

Cold&mild fever.Took Tylenol, (acetaminophen)4 hours later,I would not stop sweating.BP dropped really low idk ifmachine was false err from panic.Sepsis?BPnorm now.28

Not sepsis: Often times the presence of sweating is the sign of the fever "breaking". BP changes for various reasons but panic will usually cause increase in blood pressure. Surely sepsis will cause low BP but sepsis is a "hospital diagnosis" …you wouldn't be asking questions via the internet if you were septic. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is sepsis?

A severe infection: Sepsis is the term used by doctors to describe a severe, life-threatening bloodstream infection. Sepsis can cause your baby's organs to fail. If untreated, sepsis can be fatal. Treatment with intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and close monitoring in the hospital can prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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What is sepsis?

Sepsis: There are now a set of 4 criteria that define sepsis. High or low WBC count, pulse of >90, respirations of 20 or greater and temperature elevation or hypothermia. Any 2 of these when infection is present constitutes "sepsis". There are further criteria for severe sepsis, septic shock and sepsis with multiorgan failure. ...Read more

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What causes sepsis?

Infection: Sepsis is related to a severe infection. With severe involvement can see low blood pressure and organ malfunction. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis?

Common: Sepsis with a severe infection is common - to meet the definition you need only have a suspected infection, a heart rate greater than 90, temperature greater than 100.4 or less than 96.8, a respiratory rate greater than 20, or a high or low white blood cell count. ...Read more

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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


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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