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How does septicemia lead to multi organ failure?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Toxins in blood

When you get septicemia, it causes a severe and overwhelming inflammatory reaction.
Unfortunately, the same inflammatory chemicals can cause damage to other organs, such as the lungs, the kidneys, the heart, and other organs. That is how you can get multi-organ failure.

In brief: Toxins in blood

When you get septicemia, it causes a severe and overwhelming inflammatory reaction.
Unfortunately, the same inflammatory chemicals can cause damage to other organs, such as the lungs, the kidneys, the heart, and other organs. That is how you can get multi-organ failure.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: It can

Toxins while circulating in the blood stream can reach any organ and can damage.

In brief: It can

Toxins while circulating in the blood stream can reach any organ and can damage.
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Dr. William Goldsmith
Critical Care

In brief: Potentially

Septicemia is a blood stream infection.
Left untreated it can progress to septic shock in which organ dysfunction occurs. The organ dysfunction, or failure, occurs due to inadequate perfusion secondary to low blood pressure.

In brief: Potentially

Septicemia is a blood stream infection.
Left untreated it can progress to septic shock in which organ dysfunction occurs. The organ dysfunction, or failure, occurs due to inadequate perfusion secondary to low blood pressure.
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