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How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Variable

There can be a delirium that occurs with sepsis especially as a person becomes older that is quite distressing to family members.
It can last as long as 2 weeks depending on the overall severity of the episode of illness. A few days is not uncommon in hospitalized patients.

In brief: Variable

There can be a delirium that occurs with sepsis especially as a person becomes older that is quite distressing to family members.
It can last as long as 2 weeks depending on the overall severity of the episode of illness. A few days is not uncommon in hospitalized patients.
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