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If a person has had previous septicemia 5 years previous are they still susceptible?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Everyone is
Everyone is potentially susceptible to sepsis.
Septicemia, or sepsis, is a body's reaction to an infection. So, potentially anyone can get sepsis. Whether you get it or not depends on a lot of things: genetics, type of infection, how long it has been untreated, etc. If you got it before, you may have a higher risk of getting it again. But, that depends also.

In brief: Everyone is
Everyone is potentially susceptible to sepsis.
Septicemia, or sepsis, is a body's reaction to an infection. So, potentially anyone can get sepsis. Whether you get it or not depends on a lot of things: genetics, type of infection, how long it has been untreated, etc. If you got it before, you may have a higher risk of getting it again. But, that depends also.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The risk factors for sepsis include: age (very young or very old), alcoholism, diabetes, leukemia, hiv, recent surgery, recent chemotherapy, and liver disease.
Previous sepsis does not seem to be an independent risk factor.

In brief: No
The risk factors for sepsis include: age (very young or very old), alcoholism, diabetes, leukemia, hiv, recent surgery, recent chemotherapy, and liver disease.
Previous sepsis does not seem to be an independent risk factor.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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