Top
10
Doctor insights on: Pneumococcal Septicemia

Share
1

1
Prognosis for pnemoccocal septicemia?

Prognosis for pnemoccocal septicemia?

Depends: Depends on how many organ systems have failed, the more - the worse the prognosis. If it is just a simple septicemia without any organ failure, the prognosis is good. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. William Walsh
1,827 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
If my baby reacted badly to the pneumococcal shot, does he have to have another one this year?

If my baby reacted badly to the pneumococcal shot, does he have to have another one this year?

Yes: Though it's not very common, infants can get have vaccine reactions. Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system and it's the immune response that can occasionally cause a fever. There are very few reasons, other than significant allergic reactions, to delay the next dose in a series. If your infant is due for another dose in the series, you should strongly consider doing it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How serious is pneumococcal pneumonia?

How serious is pneumococcal pneumonia?

Serious enough : It depends on how severe. It can reach from a severe infection that causes severe lung injury, systemic infection with organ failure and a real risk of death, to a milder infection that one treats as an outpatient. It is always something however that requires medical attention and treatment ( antibiotics, supportive care). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Dr. Tested my pneumococcal antibodies- they were low she gave me pneumo vac retest in 5 weeks, if it comes back low again.. What does this mean?

Dr. Tested my pneumococcal antibodies- they were low she gave me pneumo vac retest in 5 weeks, if it comes back low again.. What does this mean?

CVID: Aka combined variable immunodeficiency. This test is done because you have recurrent sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia & screening tests for weak immune system - CBC & diff, quantitative immunoglobulins, ch50- are ok. A 2nd low test means you don't make adequate antibodies against some bacteria that infect the respiratory tract. Antibiotics & gamma globulin injections will help you. ...Read more

7

7
What's pneumococcal infection disease?

What's pneumococcal infection disease?

Mostly respiratory: Streptococcus pneumonae, the pneumococcus, is the classical cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults and the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the adult. ...Read more

8

8
What does it mean if you don't have pneumococcal antibodies?

Depends on situation: A lack of specific antibody implies that your immune system has not naturally encountered pneumococcus bacteria or that it has not responded well to previous exposure or pneumococcal vaccines (prevnar or pneumovax). This may be a sign of immune deficiency and should be discussed with a board certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

9

9
What is pneumococcal pneumonia called that for?

What is pneumococcal pneumonia called that for?

Pneumoniae + coccus: The official name of the organism is streptococcus pneumoniae, which is a gram positive coccus. So its nickname became "pneumococcus, " which causes "pneumococcal" pneumonia. ...Read more

10

10
Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

No, they are not.: Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk to develop an invasive pneumococcal infection including meningitis. The conditions are: asplenia (either absent or nonfunctioning); complement deficiency; nephrotic syndrome. Anyone undergoing cochlear implantation is also at higher risk. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer