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What types of antibiotics can cause septic shock?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Did you mean bugs?

Antibiotics don't cause septic shock, bacteria do.
All kinds of bacteria can do this but most commonly gram-negatives from the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, gram-positives from skin etc infections and the various that cause pneumonia. Antibiotics are used to treat septic shock, together with all other supportive care.

In brief: Did you mean bugs?

Antibiotics don't cause septic shock, bacteria do.
All kinds of bacteria can do this but most commonly gram-negatives from the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, gram-positives from skin etc infections and the various that cause pneumonia. Antibiotics are used to treat septic shock, together with all other supportive care.
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