Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

No. Cellulites is a term used to refer to the rippling or wavelike fat deposits on the thighs. Cellulitis is an infected red area, that can progress locally or can cause widespread infection or sepsis.

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What can be done for septic shock?

Many things. There has been a lot of research on this topic and most hospitals now have a sepsis protocol. Most importantly, appropriate antibiotics need to be given in a timely manner, usually in the er, and there is IV fluid resuscitation, pressors - drips to increase the blood pressure, and respiratory and other support when needed. There are guidelines on how to monitor the patients and manage all of this. Read more...
Early treatment. Initial therapy is directed toward restoring normal circulation and perfusion of vital organs. Of course the source of infection has to be controlled as well but restoring normal circulation is primary. Read more...

How likely is someone to go into septic shock?

Depends. On their age, sex, smoking status, whether or not they have diabetes, cancer, take immune suppressant drugs, their nutritional status, as well as the nature of any infecting agent, if they are wounded, if they have insurance or access to medical care... The so called average person will likely never go into septic shock, but ... There is no average person. Read more...
Depends. We are realizing that our diet before we get sick can determine how sick we get. If we have a diet that is pro inflammatory (fatty foods) we are more likely to have an exaggerated inflammatory response to illness. Being overweight is a pro inflammatory condition, so maintaining ideal weight is important. Given the right circumstance anyone can go into septic shock with a severe enough infection. Read more...

When a person goes into septic shock, what exactly kills them?

Inadequate blood flo. In septic shock, the event triggers a profound change in blood distribution. Blood pressure drops.Blood is no longer able to circulate and bathe the cells in nutrients or oxygen in adequate amounts to keep them functioning.Kidneys,heart,brain all begin shutting down as their fuel supply declines. At some point, the heart will fail to maintain a proper rhythm and quit. Read more...

What are various causes of septic shock?

Septic shock. Septic shock is a form of shock caused by an infectious organism. Typically, this is a bacteria (and there are a variety of these), and a person's susceptibility to these may be influenced by co-morbid medical problems like diabetes. Fungal organisms also cause sepsis, and viruses produce a sepsis syndrome as well. There are other causes of shock that mimic sepsis. Read more...
Many. Pneumonia and urinary tract infection are probably the most common. Also cellulitis, endocarditis, various abscesses, perforated bowel just to name a few. Hope that helps! Read more...