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How common is lung failure with sepsis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Common

Respiratory failure due to overwhelming sepsis can be from direct infection (pneumonia) or due to the consequences of the systemic inflammatory response (sirs) associated with sepsis.

In brief: Common

Respiratory failure due to overwhelming sepsis can be from direct infection (pneumonia) or due to the consequences of the systemic inflammatory response (sirs) associated with sepsis.
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Frequent

Sepsis can cause lung failure frequently especially because pneumonia is one of the more common causes of sepsis.
However, any infection can lead to lung failure because inflammatory chemicals are released into the blood where they circulate every minute through the lungs. This can damage them and lead to respiratory failure.

In brief: Frequent

Sepsis can cause lung failure frequently especially because pneumonia is one of the more common causes of sepsis.
However, any infection can lead to lung failure because inflammatory chemicals are released into the blood where they circulate every minute through the lungs. This can damage them and lead to respiratory failure.
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