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Can anaphylaxis turn into septic shock ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Very different

Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions.

In brief: Very different

Sepsis is due to infection. These are two very different medical conditions.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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