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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everyone is: Everyone is potentially susceptible to sepsis. Septicemia, or sepsis, is a body's reaction to an infection. So, potentially anyone can get sepsis. Whether you get it or not depends on a lot of things: genetics, type of infection, how long it has been untreated, etc. If you got it before, you may have a higher risk of getting it again. But, that depends also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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