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Septic Infection Contagious
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
How long does it take to wake from a medically induced coma? There may still be some infection after a septic shock episode.
Depends: Depends on how badly the organs have failed during the septic shock episode - particularly kidneys and liver that clear medicines from the body. So it may be immediate or delayed up to several days. If it doesn't happen when expected, further work-up is warranted to rule out a stroke or other problems that may have happened during the coma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney infection: If the infection in the kidney is not well treated, then it is likely that infection can spread via blood stream, to other regions of the body. ...Read more
Sepsis: Most bacterial infections do not spread into the blood stream, the definition of sepsis. Most simple infection, such as skin infections, or bladder infections do not spread. But lung infections (pneumonia), kidney infections (pyelonephritis), deep skin abcesses, gall bladder infections, appendicitis, all can spread bacterial to the blood stream. Sepsis can be deadly, and needs hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cells also reduce your normal granulocytes. This can increase your chance of infection and spread to the blood stream (sepsis). Antibiotics offer some protection from this happening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?
What is itcalled when you don't get a fever when you have an infection. I haven't had a fever since '94 when i had pyelonephritis i been septic 4xs?
Septic 4x's ? WOW: If you truly have been septic 4 times with or without fever i would suspect you have immune system dysfunction. You should have your complement system evaluated along with white blood cell function (chemo tactic activity, null killer cell activity)- not just amount. Do you still have a spleen? Sepsis has a 40% mortality with each episode. Maybe you are confusing the name with something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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