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What is the difference between sepsis and sirs?

Infection: Sirs is a condition where there are systemic changes in the body which are characteristic of inflammation. Sepsis is sirs with a documented infection. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


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What are the differences between sirs and sepsis?

related: Sirs are the signs of an activated immune response, increased temperature, respiratory rate, elevated white count etc while sepsis is sirs plus a sign of infection like a possitive urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I have vomiting episodes that lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome without sepsis. What causes sirs? Insufficient cortisol from adrenals?

Multifactorial: As a general rule, inflammatory conditions which produce the criteria necessary to term a condition sirs are induced by cytokine release, but there are many other possibilities. Generally not adrenal insufficiency. You seem to be trying to acquire a shorthand medical education. It is not that simple. ...Read more

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Respected sirs please expain about hapatitis B..how it comes..what to do and treatment?..for diabatis patient

Respected sirs please expain about hapatitis B..how it comes..what to do and treatment?..for diabatis patient

Hepatitis B: This virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Infection at time of birth is the most often way in areas of the world where the disease is common. In areas where the disease is rare intravenous drug use and sex are the most frequent routes of infection. There is now therapy available, see a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Respected sirs my dad hv diabetes & hapatitis B but he got fever from last tow months.. why he got fever..plz give me ur kind information sirs plz sir?

Respected sirs my dad hv diabetes & hapatitis B but he got fever from last tow months.. why he got fever..plz give me ur kind information sirs plz sir?

Fever: Fever can be from infections ( tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis etc..), malignancy , even certain medication can cause fever, sometimes it is not possible to know the cause of the fever( fever of unknown origin) the best thing to do is to see a doctor if the fever persist ...Read more

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Hello doctors! will u recommend lipotropic injection to an obese person? Is it safe and effective? Is there major side effects? Thank u sirs :)

Safe: Lipotropic injections are fairly safe, but unlikely to be highly effective. As they usually contain b12, they will give more benefit to someone who is low in b12. ...Read more

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Dear sirs, 2 years ago i suffered sudden sciatica for 3 wks. I never had it before. Since i have buttock/ groin numbness causing ed. Can you advise?

Dear sirs, 2 years ago i suffered sudden sciatica for 3 wks. I never had it before. Since i  have buttock/ groin numbness causing ed. Can you advise?

PInched Nerve: The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Erectile dysfunction suggests a significantly pinched nerve(s) i would investigate obtaining an MRI and see specialist soon. ...Read more

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What are the tests for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

What are the tests for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

SIRS: The conference concluded that the manifestations of sirs include, but are not limited to: body temperature less than 36°c(96.8°f) or greater than 38°c(100.4°f) heart rate greater than 90 beats per minute tachypnea (high respiratory rate), with than 20 breaths per minute; or, an arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide less than 4.3 kpa (32 mmhg) white blood cell count less than 4000 cells/mm³. ...Read more

Dr. Preeti Malani
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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (Definition)

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a condition of inflammation throughout the body that can lead to failure of multiple organs. SIRS is typically caused by severe infections but can also be a result of other conditions like burns, ...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