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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)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork 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?

Technical term: Used in the billing process to tell the insurance company what the provider treated you for. Indicates a serious infection, no further details as to the cause and location specified. ...Read more

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What is unspecified septicemia from?

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

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How can I tell if i still have septicemia?

Septicemia: This is a bloodstream infection that leads to multiorgan system failure/ dysfunction. It's a complex diagnosis that is best discussed with your healthcare provider ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving septicemia?

Pretty good: In the best medical centers even the most severe form of septicemia (septic shock) has a survival rate of >90%. ...Read more

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Which drug is preferable in treating septicemia?

Which drug is preferable in treating septicemia?

Antibiotics+fluids: The most effective treatments include a combination of the appropriate antibiotics depending on the suspected source of infection, intravenous fluids, vasopressors if blood pressure is low and control of the source of the infection. For example if there is an abscess causing the septicemia this should be taken care of surgically with drainage in addition to the above measures ...Read more

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If a person has had previous septicemia 5 years previous are they still susceptible?

If a person has had previous septicemia 5 years previous are they still susceptible?

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 more

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Is septicemia is incurable?

Is septicemia is incurable?

No: Sepsis is not incurable but carries a high mortality rate of 12-50%. There has been some improvement in survival with early detection and treatment. However, survivors of sepsis experience worsening in quality of life. ...Read more

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Prognosis for pnemoccocal septicemia?

Depends: Depends on how many organ systems have failed, the more - the worse the prognosis. If it is just a simple septicemia without any organ failure, the prognosis is good. ...Read more

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What is the effect of septicemia on neonates?

What is the effect of septicemia on neonates?

Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious blood infection that can be caused by a variety of bacteria. Untreated in neonates, it can result in death. As signs of septicemia is very subtle in neonates- many doctors aggressively treat with antibiotics if neonate has temp >100.4f, temperature instability, feeding poorly, lethargy. Blood cultures are drawn before starting the antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

038.49: 038.4 septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms 038.49 other. ...Read more

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What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used?

What is septicemia and what antibiotics should be used?

Septicemia: Septicemia is a state of microbial invasion from a portal of entry into the blood stream which causes sign of illness. Serious bacterial infections are usually associated with important changes in the function of every organ system in the body mediated mostly by elements of the host immune system against infection. Choice of antibiotics depends on the type of microorganism involved. ...Read more