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Who is most at risk for acquiring sepsis?

Who is most at risk for acquiring sepsis?

See below: People with undeveloped or compromised immune systems such as babies, patients with aids, patients receiving chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs such as steroids, or immune therapy for collagen vascular diseases, patients with end-stage renal disease or systemic diseases, or the very old, to name a few. ...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 most common causes of baby sepsis?

What are the most common causes of baby sepsis?

Three bacteria: There are three common bacteria that cause sepsis in the neonatal. Are streptococcus. Staff aureus and neisseria all these can cause mild your infections bronchitis or in worst case is pneumonia and even meningitis. ...Read more

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Which diagnostic test result identifies if someone is at risk for sepsis?

None: There is no diagnostic test that risk stratifies a person for sepsis. Sepsis is a serious infection that can get into your blood system and is ultimately diagnosed with a total clinical assessment/picture including lab work and blood cultures. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis?

What is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis?

Changing: Currently that is changing, probably due to preventive measures for group b streptococcus (gbs), which has been the leading cause for decades. Escherchia coli has taken over as the leading cause in premature babies while gbs still leads in full term neonates. ...Read more

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What diagnostic test result identifies the patient as being at risk for sepsis?

Cultures, X-rays,lab: Patients are risk for sepsis usually have risk factors such as illicit behaviors, immunosuppression, chronic diseases or acute illnesses. Tests to diagnosis sepsis involve cultures of blood, urine, sputum or wound; blood tests of the wbc. X-rays of chest or other sites are helpful if clinical symptom warrant it. Occasionally spinal tap is necessary if all other tests are negative. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which diagnostic test result identifies the patient as being at risk for sepsis?

Clinical acumen: Experts can't wait for labs to come back to make decisions for sepsis. If there is a source of infection, if there is fever over 101-101.5, respiratory rate deemed to be fast, heart rate 20 points more than pt's usual or deemed tachycardic, relative hypoxia or increased a-a gradient calculated to age, the labs including WBC count can wait and simply looking at pt, a DX of sepsis can safely be made. ...Read more

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What is the most common way people get infections like neutropenic sepsis?

What is the most common way people get infections like neutropenic sepsis?

Neutropenic cause?: When you are neutropenic, you are susceptible to developing bacterial sepsis. The sources of bacteria are usually you - in other words common skin flora or bacteria from the intestine get into the blood stream and cause sepsis. Patients receiving chemotherapy commonly become neutropenic. Neutropenia can also be caused by a variety of other mechanisms (leukemia, autoimmune, and congenital). ...Read more

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Now getting treated immediatelyfor uti, am i putting myself at risk for sepsis and renal failure by waiting?

Now getting treated immediatelyfor uti, am i putting myself at risk for sepsis and renal failure by waiting?

Ultimately: Ultimately, if you wait too long to be treated with an active infection, and let the infection get worse and worse, you will evenatually be at risk for worsening sequlae, which could include urosepsis and renal failure. These are rare and at 30 Y.O. One would hope you eventually sought treatment long before these things would occur. Stay healthy and keep regular appts. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Had surgery 9/2 for ectopic preg, unknowingly had ureaplasma urealyticum and PID during. Am I at risk for sepsis infection now? Just found out 9/26

Had surgery 9/2 for ectopic preg, unknowingly had ureaplasma urealyticum and PID during. Am I at risk for sepsis infection now? Just found out 9/26

PID: Are you under treatment for the infection? Ureaplasma does not cause PID; it does usually affect the bladder. Your PID was most likely due to another organism, and it is always wise to treat it, even if there are no symptoms. If you have a healthy immune system, the chance of sepsis is remote. It is best to eradicate the urea-plasma, and diagnose and treat the offending organism of the PID. ...Read more

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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


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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