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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 more
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 more
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 more
4 year old girl with streptococcus pneumonia with septic shock. What is the survival chance? Blood transfusions, glucose levels high 300s, low potas
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.
Mom 58 in ICU Pneumonia/Septic in body. Sick 2 weeks w/o treatment. Weak immune system due to past Cirrhosis, DVT's, Cancer, meningitis, hear attack.?
What is?: First off, let me say I am sorry to hear how sick your mother is. She has underlying issues to fight it sounds like. I know this is tough for you. I, however, do not know what your question is... ...Read more
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
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
Septic shock: The symptoms of septic shock can vary to the individual prior to coming to medical attention, but may involve fever, lethargy, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, headache and weakness, amongst others. Clinical signs may include elevated heart rate, low blood pressure, rapid breathing, decreases urine output, low oxygen saturations, altered mental status, and acid build up in blood stream, to name a few. ...Read more
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
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
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