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What are the symptoms of septicemia?

What are the symptoms of septicemia?

See doc: Heart rate above 90 breathing above 20 temp above 101 white blood cells above 10, 000 and most importantly, clinical suspicion by a doc. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of septicemia in a child?

What are the symptoms of septicemia in a child?

See below: Fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, being less interactive etc just looking sick. Depending on how old the child is, they may not be able to verbalize exactly what it is that is wrong with them. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

Sepsis: The medical term for blood poisoning is sepsis which means an infection where microbes are in the blood. Fever, malaise, drenching sweats and chills are the typical symptoms and they are usually abrupt in onset. Diagnosis is with physical exam, white blood cell count and blood cultures as well as a strong suspicion that an infection is present. ...Read more

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If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

No...: I think you meant a spread of infection from a localized abscess to become systemic through circulation. The incidence is very rare but it could happen. You would have fever or chill, feeling sick or malaise, and with blood test there would be a raise in white blood cell. Check up with your doctor. Relax and do not over worrying! ...Read more

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What is septicemia?

What is septicemia?

Systemic effects: A systemic illness (body wide) caused by an infection. Criteria include rapid heart rate, low or high white blood count, fever or low temperatur, low blood pressure, suspected or known infection, with bacteria in the blood. ...Read more

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What's unspecified septicemia?

What's unspecified septicemia?

Coding: It's just a way to code a diagnosis for a doctor visit when the actual source of infection is not specified or known. ...Read more

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What is unspecified septicemia from?

Unspecified.icd-9: The icd-9 codes for infections can be confusing to physicians and the lay public. What you are probably looking at is a billing code to help insurers categorize the illness. What it means is that the code either did not have the specific type of infection listed or the cause of that infection was not known. I can not tell you which it was with more information. ...Read more

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What causes septicemia? How is it cured?

What causes septicemia? How is it cured?

Bacterial infection: Septicemia is an infection in the blood stream that can be very serious or life threatening. For more information, including how it's treated, I recommend this page: http://www.medlineplus.gov/sepsis.html ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat septicemia?

What is the best way to treat septicemia?

Identify source: First of identify the source of infection and direct antibiotics to the cause. If an abscess is present it needs to be drained. Other supportive measures may be required such as IV fluids, medications to support blood pressure and o2. ...Read more

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Is it true that septicemia is spreadable?

Is it true that septicemia is spreadable?

Usually not: However, some types of contagious diseases are indeed transmissible and can cause septicemia. Most cases of septicemia occur from bacteria already residing in our bodies that gets into the wrong area and then attacks the blood stream. ...Read more