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I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Very rare

If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloodstream.

In brief: Very rare

If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloodstream.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Infection in blood

Once the infection enters the blood stream you are technically bactaremic and have a strong potentila for sepsis.

In brief: Infection in blood

Once the infection enters the blood stream you are technically bactaremic and have a strong potentila for sepsis.
Dr. Howard Fertel
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine

In brief: Several factors

Bacterial infections can enter the blood stream and cause bacteremia.
When severe enough, the bacteria make the person very sick in a syndrome that is cause sepsis. Factors that influence this include the type of bacteria, the source of infection, the overall health of the host, and the presence of things that might weaken the immune system.

In brief: Several factors

Bacterial infections can enter the blood stream and cause bacteremia.
When severe enough, the bacteria make the person very sick in a syndrome that is cause sepsis. Factors that influence this include the type of bacteria, the source of infection, the overall health of the host, and the presence of things that might weaken the immune system.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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