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Daughter had uti. Became septic. Brain swelled crushed brain stem. Irreversible coma could it have been mersa?

So sorry: I am sorry for your daughter's illness. Sepsis can be caused by many bacteria, including mrsa. Cultures would identify which bacteria are causing the infection.
I wish you and your daughter well. ...Read more

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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions. One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain (menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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Can tachycardia cause mini emboli in your brain and if so what can stop it?

Can tachycardia cause mini emboli in your brain and if so what can stop it?

Tachy/emboli: Tachycardia (a fast heart beat) does not cause mini or any other kind of emboli. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with several pulmonary emboli. Put on xarelto. .. Will these dissolve? How long does it take? Can the emboli go to my brain? Etc

Recently diagnosis with several pulmonary emboli. Put on xarelto. .. Will these dissolve? How long does it take? Can the emboli go to my brain? Etc

Pulmonary emboli: Depending on the burden of pulmonary emboli, these may be broken down by the body's natural "clot-busting" mechanisms or may remain to some extent after partial resolution. How long this takes depends on how much clot is there in the first place. They cannot go from the lung to the brain, although the source of the clot (e.g., DVT) may embolize to the brain if you have a patent foramen ovale ...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

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What is septic shock?

What is septic shock?

Cytokines: Untreated bacterial infection can spread to the circulatory system and produce by products called cytokines which can result in circulatory collapse very low blood pressure and multiorgan dysfunction. ...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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What is septic arthritis?

What is septic arthritis?

Infection of joints: Septic arthritis is infection of joints often caused by bacteria. Diagnosis should be made promptly and treatment started immediatlet. Can be confused with gout. ...Read more

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What causes septic arthritis?

Germs: Infection by viruses, bacteria (such as strep, staph, tb, lyme (borrelia), gonorrhea, syphilis, and funguses. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc become septic?

Can a herniated disc become septic?

It can: However that is rare, unless you are an IV drug user, had recent surgery or spine procedure or are septic in your bloodstream in general. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for septic shock?

What is the treatment for septic shock?

Septic shock: Treatment for septic shock involves reversal of shock, supportive care and antibiotic therapy. The forms that each of these treatments can take is predicated upon the severity of the shock. Some patients may only require fluid administration along with antibiotics and close monitoring while others may need invasive care in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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What are the tests for septic arthritis?

What are the tests for septic arthritis?

Labs/joint aspirate: Septic arthritis is a serious problem since bacteria destroy joint cartilage. If concerned you should seek medical attention (primary care or orthopaedic surgeon). Blood work can be suggestive of a diagnosis. A joint aspirate analyzed by the lab is usually diagnostic. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock?

Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock?

Very different: Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction. Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is it like to have septic arthritis?

What is it like to have septic arthritis?

Septic joints: A septic joint is almost always very swollen, very painful, red and hot. The exception would be a patient who is immuno-compromised as they could have an infection without such severe symptoms ...Read more

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Any long term effect from septic arthritis?

Any long term effect from septic arthritis?

Untreated. Yes: Untreated septic arthritis can permanently damage the joint, causing permanent disability. That's why we consider such a condition an orthopedic emergency, proper and prompt diagnosis and treatment can lead to a full uncomplicated recovery. ...Read more

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Can septic shock cause compartment syndrome?

Can septic shock cause compartment syndrome?

Intraabdominal: There is a very rare problem where patients develop intra abdominal compartment syndrome but usually it relates to a severe trauma. ...Read more

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Do people with septic hip have a lot of pain?

Do people with septic hip have a lot of pain?

Yes: As pressure builds in th hip the pain can be severe. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of septic arthritis?

What are the early symptoms of septic arthritis?

Pain and swelling: The symptoms of septic arthritis include pain, swelling, and warmth. Inflammatory conditions like gout or pseudo gout can present similarly. The diagnosis is best made by aspiration of the knee (removal of fluid from the knee) and analysis of the fluid to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Can septic abortion cause diabetic ketoacidosis?

Can septic abortion cause diabetic ketoacidosis?

Depends: Only people with diabetes can develop diabetic ketoacidosis. If someone who already has diabetes has a septic abortion, that is, an abortion that becomes infected, they could develop the condition. Diabetic ketoacidosis is often caused by an underlying infection. ...Read more

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What types of antibiotics can cause septic shock?

What types of antibiotics can cause septic shock?

Did you mean bugs?: Antibiotics don't cause septic shock, bacteria do. All kinds of bacteria can do this but most commonly gram-negatives from the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, gram-positives from skin etc infections and the various that cause pneumonia. Antibiotics are used to treat septic shock, together with all other supportive care. ...Read more

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What are the chances of septic arthritis recurring?

Depends...: If incompletely treated, it can recur. If adjacent bone is infected it will recur. And if their is a "foreign body" in your joint, it is more likely to recur. This includes artificial joints! ...Read more

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What is septic arthritis and how can it be treated?

Infected joint: Septic means infection. A septic joiint is an infected joint. The treatment is to treat the infection and save the joint. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

Blood loss v Infectn: Hemorrhagic shock is shock due to blood loss. Septic shock is shock due to infection. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of septic arthritis returning?

What is the likelihood of septic arthritis returning?

Low, but possible!: If properly treated, sometimes needing debridement as well as antibiotic therapy, it is likely you would be cured. In some instances debritis inside the joint "hides" bacteria from the antibiotics and it returns. This usually happens fairly quickly. With time passage, the chance of recurrence is quite low! ...Read more

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Can somebody plz tell me the symptoms of septic arthritis?

Can somebody plz tell me the symptoms of septic arthritis?

Septic arthritis: Hi Andrew: Septic arthritis, or infection of a joint is a medical emergency. Joint infection comes on rapidly with intense pain, joint swelling, inability to move the affected joint / limb and fever/ chills. If there is suspicion of infection, joint fluid must be aspirated and tested for bacteria (and also things like gout crystals). I hope this note is not for you! Nisha ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having maternal septic shock?

What are the consequences of having maternal septic shock?

Septic shock: Septic shock is caused by a serious bacterial infection usually found in the uterus. It is associated with vascular collapse, kidney damage, breathing difficulties, coma, and death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Septic arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: Septic arthritis?

It means there is-: -an infection confined with in the joint. With no injury that penetrates into the joint the usual way bacteria enters the joint is blood bourn. ...Read more