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Whats the signs of a systemic infection?

Whats 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

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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


Systemic (Definition)

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