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Septic Pneumonia Symptoms
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a very bad case of septic pneumonia 6 mos ago. It was the first time i've ever had it. Will i be more likely to get pneumonia again?
Found out 3 yo has bacterial pneumonia today. Thought it was virus for 5 days. Is that long enough to go untreated to turn septic? I'm very worried
Depends on variables: It is not unusual for a respiratory virus to eventually lead to a bacterial pneumonia, otitis media or sinusitis. When it does it is usually marked by an obvious change in the kids symptoms.If your doc treated this as an outpatient, as many are, it is not that serious. Sometimes we treat as an inpatient if they are not taking fluids well. I can't recall any pneumonia I've treated going septic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child was diagnosis with bacterial pneumonia today. We thought it was virus x5 days. Started abx today. He's tired today. Could it have turned septic?
Pneumonia: Sepsis--bacteria in the blood--is certainly a complication of bacterial pneumonia in children but is rare these days due to vaccination andif course antibiotics. Fighting an infection is hard work for the body and children are often tired and I'll even for a little while after starting antibiotics. But that said, if you are worried he is worse, call your pediatrician right away. ...Read more
My mom had a balloon angioplasty. 7 days later she past away. Er said she septic and had pneumonia. Shouldn't they have seen this during the angio?
Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless. ?
Mgt: The severity of your pneumonia was significant and can lead to changes of airway structure. One possible diagnosis is bronchiectasis. I would suggest a sputum culture and TB skin test, in addition to a HRCT of your chest to evaluate. A virtual appointment is also available for further details and to review uploaded results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 year old girl with streptococcus pneumonia with septic shock. What is the survival chance ? Blood transfusions , glucose levels high 300s, low potas
Pneumococ. pneumonia: I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's critical illness. The mortality rate in septic shock is very high but let me give you some pointers about the condition. My search (chest. 2004;126(1) tells me that septic shock occurring within 24 hrs of admission is worse but has 63% chance of recovery compared to 88% if onset was after 24 hrs. We need lots of prayers and hope for her recovery. ...Read more
Septic pneumonia 1 yr ago. W/ heart valves infected. Now abnormal EKG w/ daily heart fluttering. Could it be residual, or perhaps the start of actual serious heart condition? See cardio Dr next mo.
Not common: Bacterial pneumonia with bacteremia happens 20 percent of the time. However shock with sepsis occurs more rarely and usually is associated with other comorbidities. The treatment for pneumonia with septic shock is fluids, possible pressors and antibiotics. If gas exchange is markedly impaired mech ventilation is used. ...Read more
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