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Septic Hip In Children
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 ...Read more
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
Septic means caused by a bacterial infection which is quite rare in my experience over the last ~35 years
reaular old hip bursitis is pretty common at the greater trochanter where muscles attach at side of hip /if it were septic it would be red/ hot / swollen/ and very painful and it would need prompt medical attention maybe even surgery /the other kind respondes pretty well to cortisone inject. ...Read more
Surgery and Meds: This usually requires the hip be drained surgically and the IV antibiotics. ...Read more
Maybe: Depending on the degree of damage from the infection specifically cartilage destruction you may be at risk for development of artirits in the hip. If xrays remain normal with out evidence of arthritis or an uneven joint surface it is unlikely after a significant amount of time has passed ...Read more
Is septic bursitis contagious? If you have it and are around someone who just had hip replacement, should they be concerned?
No;No: The person who has the septic arthritis should be treated post-haste! ...Read more
A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?
No: I presume you mean is it damaging to the bacteria that break down the waste in the septic tank. No, not unless you are spilling several gallons of it down the drain each day. The caffeine and other chemicals you pour down it on a regular basis have a much greater risk of causing any problems. ...Read more
No: It can harm the septic system.Get a more detailed answer ›
Septic shock: Septic shock is a clinical diagnosis. Recovery of an infectious organism, typically bacterial although other organisms are possible, helps to confirm the diagnosis although this takes time- sometimes days or longer. There are a number of tests that clinicians use to help initially make a diagnosis and to guide therapy, although the history and physical examination are of great importance. ...Read more
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
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