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How can pneumoniagive someone septic shock?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Cain
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