11 doctors weighed in:
If someone develops septic shock after a liver abscess ruptures, is it possible to survive?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Even severe sepsis is survivable.
Many factors influence recovery including: 1) other medical conditions, 2) evidence of secondary organ dysfunction (ie associated kidney injury), 3) patient age, and 4) the ability to successfully control the source.

In brief: Yes
Even severe sepsis is survivable.
Many factors influence recovery including: 1) other medical conditions, 2) evidence of secondary organ dysfunction (ie associated kidney injury), 3) patient age, and 4) the ability to successfully control the source.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
It is definitely possible to survive septic shock.
The most important thing is finding the source and treating it quickly and aggressively. The shock can last a long time, and it also can cause significant damage. But, you can survive.

In brief: Absolutely
It is definitely possible to survive septic shock.
The most important thing is finding the source and treating it quickly and aggressively. The shock can last a long time, and it also can cause significant damage. But, you can survive.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible to survive
Depends on how the patient responds to treatment, promptness of treatment and other comorbid conditions.

In brief: Possible to survive
Depends on how the patient responds to treatment, promptness of treatment and other comorbid conditions.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
When a liver abscess ruptures, the person can go into septic shock.
The person may need emergency surgery, and acute care in an intensive care unit with antibiotics. With proper treatment, the person can survive.

In brief: Yes
When a liver abscess ruptures, the person can go into septic shock.
The person may need emergency surgery, and acute care in an intensive care unit with antibiotics. With proper treatment, the person can survive.
Dr. Chong Kim
Dr. Chong Kim
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