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Sepsis Infection Contagious
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
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
Some: Most people cook their meat adequately and the risk of developing sepsis from eating meat is low, but real. Cook chicken and turkey until they are 165 degrees, pork to 160, and beef and lamb until it is 145 degrees. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/is_it_done_yet/brochure_text/index.asp for more lay information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand that an infection & 2 or more of the following may suggest sepsis: Temp < 36C, HR >90 & RR > 90. But are 3 necessary all day or all week?
Sepsis : Spreading of infection thru blood stream.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neutropenic cause?: When you are neutropenic, you are susceptible to developing bacterial sepsis. The sources of bacteria are usually you - in other words common skin flora or bacteria from the intestine get into the blood stream and cause sepsis. Patients receiving chemotherapy commonly become neutropenic. Neutropenia can also be caused by a variety of other mechanisms (leukemia, autoimmune, and congenital). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does it take for a yeast infection turn into sepsis? Or can it do that has there been any cases before? I have one for bout 7 months now
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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