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.
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!

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I was wondering what are the causes and how might septic shock be prevented?

Treat infection. Sepsis is when the infection or its effect involves the whole body. Sepsis is prevented by preventing infection or treating infection. When the inflammatory process is overwhelming it depresses the function of the heart, there is vasodilation causing the shock. Fluids, treat infection, vasoconstrictors and meds to improve heart functions can be given. 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...

What types of antibiotics can cause septic shock?

Did you mean bugs? Antibiotics don't cause septic shock, bacteria do. All kinds of bacteria can do this but most commonly gram-negatives from the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, gram-positives from skin etc infections and the various that cause pneumonia. Antibiotics are used to treat septic shock, together with all other supportive care. Read more...

Can the bacteria which cause septic shock live outside the body? Or can the septic shock be a result of deliberate poisoning?

Yes to both. Staphylococci do live outside the body and it is feasible to infect oneself if one were so determined and had access to bacterial stock. Read more...
Yes and yes but... Septic shock is the body's response to severe infection. It can be caused my many different types of bacteria and infections such as pneumonia, kidney infections, or abdominal infections. While septic shock could be induced deliberately, it would not be easy to do especially in an otherwise healthy person. 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...

Can septic shock in a child cause a subdural hematoma?

Maybe. This sounds complicated and dangerous, would need to know more about the cause of sepsis and treatments being used, but sometimes the medicines used to keep a person alive, combined with with a very weak vascular system, could cause bleeding elsewhere. Read more...
Sort of.. Septic shock can have as a complication, difficulty clotting, a tendency to bleed. Thus if there is head trauma, bleeding is definitely at higher risk. Such as a subdural hematoma. Read more...

Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Unusual... ...In septic shock, the brain is usually spared; loss of fingers and toes, and kidney damage, are far more common. Read more...
Depends. Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. Read more...