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Can streptococcal septicemia be caused by alcohol cardiomyopathy ?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

Streptococcal septicemia can occur in a patient with alcoholic cardiomyopathy but the cardiomyopathy is not the cause.
There are many causes of streptococcal septicemia and many different species of streptococcus.

In brief: No

Streptococcal septicemia can occur in a patient with alcoholic cardiomyopathy but the cardiomyopathy is not the cause.
There are many causes of streptococcal septicemia and many different species of streptococcus.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sepsis

Streptococcal septicemia should not be induced from alcohol induced cardiomyopathy.
The alcohol problem is more likely to set up the infection by means of aspiration altered swallowing pneumonia.

In brief: Sepsis

Streptococcal septicemia should not be induced from alcohol induced cardiomyopathy.
The alcohol problem is more likely to set up the infection by means of aspiration altered swallowing pneumonia.
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