Top
28
Doctor insights on: Systemic Infection Signs And Symptoms

Share
1

1
Differentiate between the signs symptoms of a localized vs systemic infection?

Differentiate between the signs symptoms of a localized vs systemic infection?

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

Dr. Julie Abbott
9 Doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

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


2

2
What's the signs of a systemic infection?

What's the signs of a systemic infection?

Answer: Fatigue, fever, generalized malaise are the most common ones. In more severe cases, hypotension, rapid heart beats, dehydration. ...Read more

4

4
What is a systemic infection?

What is a systemic infection?

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

5

5
What is systemic infection from usually?

What is systemic infection from usually?

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

6

6
What are clinical manifestations of a systemic infection?

What are clinical manifestations of a systemic infection?

System wide: Fever, chills, muscle aches, low blood pressure, confusion, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing.... And so on. ...Read more

7

7
Explain what is meant by systemic infection and localised infection?

Explain what is meant by systemic infection and localised infection?

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

8

8
Is a systemic infection in a one pound baby treatable?

Is a systemic infection in a one pound baby treatable?

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

9

9
Can a systemic infection be a cause of pericarditis?

Can a systemic infection be a cause of pericarditis?

Yes: It can... But there are many other causes (drugs, cancer, autoimmune disease), so your physicians should keep thinking of other things if you or your loved ones don't get better. ...Read more

10

10
What is the best way to recover from a candida systemic infection?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Candida systemic infection only occurs in a person with serious underlying disorders and is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

11

11
What is the most effective way to recover from candida systemic infection?

What is the most effective way to recover from candida systemic infection?

Antifungal meds: Systemic candida is usually treated with an antifungal antibiotic - usually IV but sometimes orally administered. Since many of these infection start from indwelling catheters (central or picc lines) these should also be removed if they are present. ...Read more

12

12
Swelling, joint pain, itching from systemic infection, what should I do?

Swelling, joint pain, itching from systemic infection, what should I do?

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

13

13
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.

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.

Can't tell: You need to provide more details on the timing of the testing related to your last sexual contact. If you continue to have these symptoms (for more than 2 weeks) you need to consult your doctor to determine what may be causing them whether HIV or not. ...Read more

14

14
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.

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

15

15
Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?

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

16

16
Supposedly blood pressure may fall due to a systemic infection (a long the lines of sepsis). What is the reason for this?

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

19

19
What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

Infection: 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

20

20
Signs and symptoms of urine infection and could it be fatal?

Signs and symptoms of urine infection and could it be fatal?

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

21

21
What are the signs and symptoms of bladder infection in women?

What are the signs and symptoms of bladder infection in women?

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

22

22
Signs and symptoms of yeast infection?

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

23

23
What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection?

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

24

24
What are the signs and symptoms of a kidney infection?

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

25

25
Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Location?: You will need to be more specific as to which area of the body you are referring to.

One of us can then give you a good answer to your question.

Bacteria causes different signs and symptoms in different locations of the body. ...Read more

26

26
What are the signs and symptoms of yeast infections?

Yeast: 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

28

28
Any signs and symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

Any signs and symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

Ear infection: Depends on what part of the ear is infected. Usually fullness and pressure type pain. At times pulsating. The tympanic membrane is dull or irritated and may be bulging. Hearing is reduced and there may be dizzyness. May or may not be fever. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
1,894 Doctors shared insights

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


Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more