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Is sepsis a common problem with surgeries?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Not common

Most surgeries done on an elective basis would not be complicated by infections.
Of those that do, only a small minority progress to sepsis. Likelihood is less than 1%. In an emergency, sepsis could be present even before surgery is done, chances of sepsis are in general much higher.

In brief: Not common

Most surgeries done on an elective basis would not be complicated by infections.
Of those that do, only a small minority progress to sepsis. Likelihood is less than 1%. In an emergency, sepsis could be present even before surgery is done, chances of sepsis are in general much higher.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Which surgery?

Every surgical intervention has some risk of infection, but some more than others.
We could answer your question more accurately if you let us know which surgery you are talking about.

In brief: Which surgery?

Every surgical intervention has some risk of infection, but some more than others.
We could answer your question more accurately if you let us know which surgery you are talking about.
Dr. William Walsh
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