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Is encephalopathy common with sepsis?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

Sepsis leads to a generalized inflammatory state throughout the body, called the systemic inflammatory response.
This can cause problems in many organs including the brain. Most patients with sepsis have "encephalopathy" which can range from confusion and agitation to coma. Up to 71% of patients with sepsis will be affected. It tends to resolve however as the underlying infection gets better.

In brief: Very common

Sepsis leads to a generalized inflammatory state throughout the body, called the systemic inflammatory response.
This can cause problems in many organs including the brain. Most patients with sepsis have "encephalopathy" which can range from confusion and agitation to coma. Up to 71% of patients with sepsis will be affected. It tends to resolve however as the underlying infection gets better.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Toxic metabolic encephalopathy can appear in up to 50% of ICU patients (from either drugs or the disease itself), although most studies cite a more reasonable 20-30%.
Depends on the infection and how ill/old the patient is.

In brief: Yes

Toxic metabolic encephalopathy can appear in up to 50% of ICU patients (from either drugs or the disease itself), although most studies cite a more reasonable 20-30%.
Depends on the infection and how ill/old the patient is.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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