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Why do some people develop sepsis from urinary infections, and others don't?

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

The innate immune system, virulence of the organism, presence of renal stones or abnormal anatomy can all play a part in whether sepsis occurs.
Even a persons diet prior to getting sick can make a difference.

In brief: Multiple factors.

The innate immune system, virulence of the organism, presence of renal stones or abnormal anatomy can all play a part in whether sepsis occurs.
Even a persons diet prior to getting sick can make a difference.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Immunity

Some people have good immunity, do not end up in sepsis.
It all depends on other comorbidities like diabetes etc.

In brief: Immunity

Some people have good immunity, do not end up in sepsis.
It all depends on other comorbidities like diabetes etc.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Good Q

It varies.
Some bacteria are more likely to cause sepsis (systemic infection) than others. Sometimes the patient has immune system issues or poor health that make them more likely to become septic and sometimes an infection, if not treated quickly enough, will progress from a local problem into a systemic one.

In brief: Good Q

It varies.
Some bacteria are more likely to cause sepsis (systemic infection) than others. Sometimes the patient has immune system issues or poor health that make them more likely to become septic and sometimes an infection, if not treated quickly enough, will progress from a local problem into a systemic one.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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