What is the treatment for septic shock?

Septic shock. Treatment for septic shock involves reversal of shock, supportive care and antibiotic therapy. The forms that each of these treatments can take is predicated upon the severity of the shock. Some patients may only require fluid administration along with antibiotics and close monitoring while others may need invasive care in the intensive care unit.

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How common is septic shock due to the pnuemonia and what is the treatment?

Not common. Bacterial pneumonia with bacteremia happens 20 percent of the time. However shock with sepsis occurs more rarely and usually is associated with other comorbidities. The treatment for pneumonia with septic shock is fluids, possible pressors and antibiotics. If gas exchange is markedly impaired mech ventilation is used. Read more...

A female mid 50's has been in a coma for 6 years now. Septic shock was the cause of the coma. Are there successful new treatments for this?

Septic shock is . Still very hard to treat. Mortality averages about 29% but varies by age & overall health. A coma suggests there has been severe brain damage. That the coma has been present for 6 yrs, suggests the prognosis is not good. However there are rare instances of recovery after prolonged coma from various causes. I'm sorry. Read more...
Probably not. If she has been in a coma for the last six years due to septic shock, unfortunately, it is unlikely that she will recover. As far as i know, there are no new treatments for prolonged comas such as this. Read more...

Could you survive septic shock?

Yes. Many do recover from septic shock when the infection is treated adequately and its bad effect resolves. Unfortunately too many succumb to the infections and its deleterious effects on the body called septic shock. Read more...

What are the tests for septic shock?

Septic shock. Septic shock is a clinical diagnosis. Recovery of an infectious organism, typically bacterial although other organisms are possible, helps to confirm the diagnosis although this takes time- sometimes days or longer. There are a number of tests that clinicians use to help initially make a diagnosis and to guide therapy, although the history and physical examination are of great importance. Read more...

How can pneumoniagive someone septic shock?

Spread of infection. The bacteria that causes pneumonia spreads to the blood stream, it releases toxins that interfere with circulation, blood clotting and many organ functions. Treatment is antibiotics and support as required (ventilator, dialysis etc.) until the patient recovers. 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...

Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock?

Very different. Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction. Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions. Read more...
No and yes. Anaphylaxis can cause shock by itself, called anaphylactic shock, which behaves almost identically to septic shock. Or, patients can develop septic shock at the same time if they get infected, for example if they aspirate. It is difficult to distinguish, but treatment is the same. Read more...

Can septic shock cause compartment syndrome?

No it does not. No septic shock does not cause compartment syndrome it happens after an injury when there is insfficient blood supply. Read more...
Compartment syndrome. Under rare circumstances if the shock kept the pressure to the extremity low enough to injure the muscle and then the shock was reversed with return of normal circulation a compartment syndrome could develope. Read more...
Intraabdominal. There is a very rare problem where patients develop intra abdominal compartment syndrome but usually it relates to a severe trauma. Read more...
Rare. Leg compartment syndrome is very rare, but does happen Abdominal syndrome is more common. Here is a good article: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ccrp/2012/908169/ Read more...