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What are the odds of a 22yo, healthy female getting a septic blood infection through small blisters on hands after handling unwashed chicken eggs&dirt?

What are the odds of a 22yo, healthy female getting a septic blood infection through small blisters on hands after handling unwashed chicken eggs&dirt?

Depends on the dirt: Where the eggs came from, if she washed her hands afterwards, if she was diabetic, how much alcolhol or drugs she ingests etc. This is a likely story or infection however, so far odds for a wound infection, less for cellulitis, and less still for sepsis. ...Read more

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What is the biological definition of septic?

What is the biological definition of septic?

Infected tissue: In biology this it is defined as tissue infected or festering with bacteria ...Read more

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What is septic blood?

What is septic blood?

Incorrect term: There is no such thing as septic blood. Sepsis is systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a patient with an infection. Sirs is high WBC count with fever, elevated pulse and elevated respiratory rate. Septicemia refers to bacteria circulating in the blood stream usually because of a serious infection. ...Read more

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What is septic pneumonia?

What is septic pneumonia?

Infection plus: This is imprecise term but "sepsis" is said to exist when there are signs of a generalized inflammatory response in the body, this includes fever, elevated white cell count, rapid heart rate and respiratory rate, abnormally low blood pressure. If the source of the infection causing this is the lung, then the patient may be said to be septic from pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of septic arthristis?

What are the symptoms of septic arthristis?

Fever and pain: Septic arthritis is a big deal. It presents with fever, joint pain swelling and redness and lots of pain upon joint motion. Treatment revolves around drainage and continued drainage of the pus in the joint and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

Serious damage to the joint can occur with mismanagement. ...Read more

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What causes a septic hip?

What causes a septic hip?

Infection: Usuallythis infection occurs by being spread from a blood infection, . ...Read more

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Septic hip diagnosis, management?

Septic hip diagnosis, management?

Septic hip: Septic joints need surgical drainage, cultures of the synovial fluid, and long term IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

No: Cellulites is a term used to refer to the rippling or wavelike fat deposits on the thighs. Cellulitis is an infected red area, that can progress locally or can cause widespread infection or sepsis. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of septic hip bad?

Are the symptoms of septic hip bad?

YES: Symptoms include fever and pain. In fact, the pain typically is extremely severe, in fact, so sever that any motion of the hip is painful. A septic hip hip must be treated rapidly to try and decrease the probability of long term complications. ...Read more

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Can septic shock make a man infirtile?

Can septic shock make a man infirtile?

Absolutely.: Yes it can. If it caused lack of blood flow to the testes. ...Read more

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What are various causes of septic shock?

What are various causes of septic shock?

Septic shock: Septic shock is a form of shock caused by an infectious organism. Typically, this is a bacteria (and there are a variety of these), and a person's susceptibility to these may be influenced by co-morbid medical problems like diabetes. Fungal organisms also cause sepsis, and viruses produce a sepsis syndrome as well. There are other causes of shock that mimic sepsis. ...Read more

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Would like to know symptoms of a septic hip?

Would like to know symptoms of a septic hip?

Pain, fever, sed rate: Pain in the hip, fever, and an elevated sedimentation rate are the most common findings in a septic hip. If these are present a ct scan is usually done and if fluid is present in the joint it is aspirated for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I get blood poisining from a septic boil?

Can I get blood poisining from a septic boil?

Boils: A boil is a localized collection of pus and bacteria. This requires drainage and, often, antibiotics.

As staph is extremely common, delay in treatment is not recommended as it can spread. A simple procedure (incision and drainage) can be performed to remove the collection of pus and antibiotics is usually started by mouth. ...Read more

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Septic kidney and back pain, what could be wrong?

Septic kidney and back pain, what could be wrong?

A kidney infection: Can be the cause of back pain. This requires medical care. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting septic hip?

Are some people more prone to getting septic hip?

Yes: If they already have artificial hardware, or infected heart valve or lower immune system such as taking steroids or having HIV or being on immunesuppresion for an organ transplant. ...Read more

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What effect can being Septic have on liver function?

What effect can being Septic have on liver function?

Impairment: Severe sepsis can cause many different organs to fail including the liver. Inflammatory responses and low blood pressures can cause the liver to not function normally. Usually the liver recovers as the sepsis is treated and the inflammation subsides and blood pressure is corrected. Unfortunately a patient with sepsis severe enough to disrupt liver function has a significant chance of dying. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Septic hip?

What is the definition or description of: Septic hip?

Hip joint infection: A septic hip is, by definition, an infected hip. The infection can be caused by a multitude of bacteria or other microbiologic entities. The joint can become infected directly via a wound that communicates with the hip, or the joint can be seeded via the blood supply and end up infecting the hip joint. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects after surviving septic shock?

Are there long term effects after surviving septic shock?

Septic shock: Patients who survive septic shock or any critical illness have the potential (but not definite) for long term sequelae. Part of this is determined by complications experienced during sepsis, such as respiratory, heart, or renal failure, neurological complications, problems with blood flow to extremities and risk of gangrene. Patients may also experience post traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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What's the difference between septic shock and hypovolemic?

What's the difference between septic shock and hypovolemic?

The cause: Septic shock is shock due to bacteria in the blood stream, causing sepsis. Hypovolemic shock is due to low volume, usually blood loss. ...Read more

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Could you die from septic shock from pneumonia if you were put under?

Could you die from septic shock from pneumonia if you were put under?

Not sure: Do you mean undergoing general anesthesia? This is safe and pneumonia from anesthesia rarely happens unless it's an emergency surgery where there isn't time to empty the stomach completely. Pneumonia can cause septic shock and fatalities regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Chances of survival of patient with severely septic and septic shock?

Chances of survival of patient with severely septic and septic shock?

Not good: Cannot give you a number, but the prognosis is bleak. Depends on the age of the patient, cause for sepsis (what started the infection), co-morbidity (other diseases the patient might have-in this case pf sepsis, diabetes would be bad to have). ...Read more

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My kid caught lice and scratches a lot, and his scratches become septic?

My kid caught lice and scratches a lot, and his scratches become septic?

Not likely: The word "septic" is an infection in the blood, usually with a gram negative, intestinal organism such as e coli. Even if the child breaks the skin and ends up with an infection on the skin, it is usually with a gram poitove such as staph or strep. They are less likely to spread to the blood from that source. Beside that, the skin of the scalp is tough and a little less likely to develop infection. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is septic shock, and how would you know?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is septic shock, and how would you know?

Shock: Shock means there is low blood pressure with the body's response of increased heart rate. Add to this that it is due to overwhelming infection so there is fever (or abnormally low temperature) increased breathing effort, increased (or low) WBC poor oxygenation, then you have septic shock and those are the things you see. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish between a patient on septic shock vs having an overdose?

Sepsis: There are a number of ways these two conditions might be differentiated, but the simplest answer is that typically in septic shock a bacterial or infectious agent could be isolated from the blood whereas in drug overdose a toxicology screen might reveal the cause. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gangrene to go from dry to wet to septic shock to death?

How long does it take for gangrene to go from dry to wet to septic shock to death?

There is no set time: ...& can vary from hours to never. Gangrenous tissue should be surgically removed as soon as it is medically safe to do so (i.e., when anesthesia, if needed, can be tolerated) and something can be done to protect the raw tissue that's left behind- unless infection has already started in which case it's even more urgent and no longer as important to worry about covering the raw tissue right away. ...Read more

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Feeling ill after cleaning out mainline to the septic tank and being exposed to raw sewage. Can this cause actual illness?

Feeling ill after cleaning out mainline to the septic tank and being exposed to raw sewage. Can this cause actual illness?

Yes, rarely.: You are most likely reeling from the contact with sewage. It would only cause illness if you involuntarily ingested some, this might lead to fever and diarrhea. Could the bacteria that live in sewage enter through a break in the skin. If you practice normal hygiene and are in good general health you are okay ...Read more

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86yr old decling health is turning septic. Family devides not to treat. 86yr old has advanced directives and is a dnr. Has chills how long to live?

86yr old decling health is turning septic. Family devides not to treat. 86yr old has advanced directives and is a dnr. Has chills how long to live?

"how long?? ": Generally untreated sepsis is fairly quick- At some point the body's ability to fight the infection - fever - is overwhelmed and various organ systems start to fail - usually the kidneys and pulmonary system. This can take hours to days. For patient comfort I would strongly suggest contacting a hospice agency. They can provide comfort measures and allow him to pass comfortably and peacefully ...Read more

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How do you diagnose septic arthristis?

How do you diagnose septic arthristis?

Culture: The fluid from the infected hip joint has to be cultured. This can be done by aspiration under ultrasound or x-ray imaging. Sometimes open surgery is necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more