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Systemic Infection Signs And Symptoms
Scope of symptoms:
A localized infection is an infected hangnail, for example, or a boil. Sometimes, a pneumonia can be a localized infection, as it is only located in one specific place, namely the lung.
A systemic infection either can mean an infection that has spread to multiple areas and organs, or it can mean a violent reaction of the body to a localized infection, such as a pneumonia or abcess. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
No sign of systemic infection causing chronic joint pain. Noticed pain gone for 1-2 mos. After Bactrim & Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTIs. Rheum. Dr. no help. Ideas?
Depends: A "systemic infection" can mean either than an infection has affected the whole body and many organ systems, or it can mean that the body is reacting to an infection in a localized place, like a pneumonia, with signs like fever, fast heart rate and fast breathing rate. So, it depends on what "systemic" means. ...Read more
Any severe infection: Most bacteria cause localized infections unless they are able to break free and overwhelm the body's defenses. Systemic simply means that it can effect all organs and organ systems. Viral infections generally have systemic symptoms (fever, muscle aches), but bacterial and fungal infections can spread systemically as well. ...Read more
Spreading infection: Localized infection means in one place usually. For example, an abscess or urinary tract infection. Systemic infection starts out localized but then without treatment or if the immune system is not working properly, it has spread to other places either directly or through the blood stream usually. ...Read more
Variable outcomes: A one-pound premature infant is very small and still developing many basic systems. All infections at such a tiny age are very serious, but newborn icus are also very highly specialized in treating these problems. Survival and long-term outcome are hard to predict, but more & more of these babies are surviving and growing up well, so don't lose hope. Baby's md & rn will know specific details- ask! ...Read more
See your doctor: Please see your doctor immediately. Swelling and joint pain associated with a systemic infection could be signs of a severe inflammatory response. You should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
I have systemic infection this is started after sex with known, is this due to HIV or any other cause? Hiv tests RNA and ab negative.
Would a positive igg for Candida Albicans mean systemic infection or that it is an infection somewhere in your body? I have +stool fungal culture.
Not necessarily: I find these studies to be of little value. They are often promoted by alternative health vendors as having value for dozens of chronic conditions. People usually have candida albicans to the point it makes up 5% of the dry weight of stool. Igg is often positive for hundreds of factors for which no problems are present, with the number increasing with age. This includes candida. ...Read more
Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?
Yes: Snorting of Cocaine has been reported to cause endocarditits and other distant infections from the nasal area. The Cocaine constricts the blood vessels in the nasal passages and can cause open ulcers that allow bacteria into the blood stream. Once bacteria are in the blood stream then they can travel to any organ in the body. (including the reproductive organs). ...Read more
Supposedly blood pressure may fall due to a systemic infection (a long the lines of sepsis). What is the reason for this?
Toxin release: Many bacteria are capable of creating chemicals that act as toxins, disabling the system the blood vessels have to maintain tone (or the squeeze) within their walls. Once the vessels relax the pressure falls. Doctors have medications that counteract this effect that are called pressors agents. ...Read more
One swollen breast, sore and cup size bigger. Not red. Spanish doctor said my breast has responded to a systemic infection as glands are up. Possible?
Swollen breast: Seek a second opinion. You need an accurate opinion so that proper treatment can be instituted ...Read more
Does all epididymitis or any infection in the epididymis show signs and symptoms? I don't have any symptoms but I'm just worried.
A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits of wound infections.
Consider infection if there is pain, redness, odor, drainage, lack of healing over a reasonable time period, and any changes in the wound that are negative (enlarging, change in color of the tissue, etc.) ...Read more
Without Rx, Yes: A urinary tract infection may start in the bladder but can ascend to the kidney causing pyelonephritis. Once the kidney is involved, then the infection can spread to the bloodstream causing generalized sepsis, which in turn can cause "septic shock" and death without antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Burning!: The most common complaint is a sensation of burning and pain during urination. There is often a sensation of pressure and discomfort in the bladder before urination. One usually has to go to urinate much more frequently and often feels the urge even of ony a few drops. Worsening bladder infections can infect the kidneys causing back pain and discomfort and even fevers or chills. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Cox.: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more
Vagina discharge etc: Symptoms may include vagina discharge with whitish cottage cheese kind of texture discharge, itchiness, redness, burning pain etc. Yes, other infection- bacterial infection also can happen-from bacterial vaginosis to many kind of std. Go to see gyn to get yourself checked. ...Read more
Pain and fever: A true kidney infection, termed pyelonephritis, usually causes very obvious symptoms. One will often experience pain in the flank region (where the kidneys are) and will also have a very high fever which often comes in waves. A urinalysis and urine culture will confirm the presence of an infection. This type of infection may require intravenous antibiotics followed by 2-3 weeks oral antibiotics ...Read more
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