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What types of doctors treat sepsis?

What types of doctors treat sepsis?

Intensivists: Really, it depends on your hospital and location, but in general critical care boarded physicians treat sepsis; if the infection is rare or strange, they may consult with an infectious disease physician. If the sepsis is not severe, a general internist may direct your care. ...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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I am looking for a doctor who has treated pseudo sepsis as a result of an Euflexxa injection or one who could share experiences.

Pseudosepsis: This is due to a bad non bacterial synovitis from the injection - you can see this with literally any injection into the joint. Steroids may help but usually its quite bad and may require arthroscopic debridement and cleaning on more than one occasion. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can doctors prevent neonatal sepsis?

How can doctors prevent  neonatal sepsis?

Prevention : By assuring good maternal health, through prenatal testing for group b strep and treatment, herpes testings etc.Also by following guidelines regarding prolonged rupture of membranes, neonatal feves and such helps decrease the risks.Having adequate prenatal and neonatal care is important. ...Read more

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The doctors didn't take out any blood, just a urine test. I'm scared cause that i might have sepsis?

Not enough info: Because I do not know what symptoms you have, hard to answer. If no fever and only urine symptoms and not a long standing or recurrent problem, a urine test may be adequate to DX and treat. If fever, sever pain or nausea vomit, further evaluation recommended. ...Read more

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Dear doctor...what is the best method to manage patient in the emergency with nephrotic syndrome and sepsis?

Dear doctor...what is the best method to manage patient in the emergency with nephrotic syndrome and sepsis?

Nephritis syndrome &: You should be admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotic & control you nephrotic syndrome with steroids or other meds depending on the type of nephrotic syndrome that you have. A consult with nephrologist & infection diease is needed. I hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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If i think i have early signs of sepsis, will a few 500mg amoxicillin help until i can see a doctor in the morning?

If i think i have early signs of sepsis, will a few 500mg amoxicillin help until i can see a doctor in the morning?

Not a good idea: Sepsis implies a bacterial infection in the blood stream that is causing systemic symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure. This is very serious. An oral antibiotic and especially one like amoxicillin is unlikely to take care of this and this condition can be life threatening and needs immediate attention. Head to the closest ED right away, do not wait. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i'm a med. Student and i've read in a lec. That sepsis can cause hypovolemic shock! can u explain the mechanism please regards?

Yes it is true!: Sepsis when untreated, leads to septic shock and can cause multiorgan failure and death..The underlying cause is what is commonly called sirs(systemic inflammatory response syndrome) which is due to an overwheleming inflammation and immune activation, resulting in the release of cytokines like il-1, il-2, tnf and interferon-gamma which cause vasodilation and capillary leak resulting in hypovolemia. ...Read more

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I understand that if a patient has delirium and suspected sepsis (I am not referring to myself), some doctors are reluctant to perform a straight catherization. Why? Are the risks very serious?

I understand that if a patient has delirium and suspected sepsis (I am not referring to myself), some doctors are reluctant to perform a straight catherization.  Why? Are the risks very serious?

Hmmm....: Suppose you have delirium or have dementia. How would the medical staff convince you that you should help them do a bladder catheterization on you to get a sterile urine sample to look for urinary infection... when the medical staff appear to be several large strangers, suddenly appearing at your bedside, speaking in garbled words, waving a long, thick rubber object, aiming for your..... ...Read more

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I had a toenail removed thursday i went to have dressing changed tday doctor said it got sepsis and it black and yellow in some areas how serious isit?

Sepsis: That depends on the organism as well as your health. If there are tracks running from the operative site , that is very serious. Stick with your surgeon and he/she will take care of you ...Read more

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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


Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock is a condition of inflammation throughout the body caused by a severe infection that can lead to fever, low blood pressure, and the ...Read more