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Are there some genetic reasons I get sepsis off and on?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Some people are more vulnerable than others to infection (due to deficiencies in ige, or iga, etc) or, when they become infected have an inability to fight off infection due to either a problem with their white blood cells, their ability to form an immune response, an autoimmune disease, etc.
All of these have a genetic component... But you should see an immunologist regardless.

In brief: Maybe

Some people are more vulnerable than others to infection (due to deficiencies in ige, or iga, etc) or, when they become infected have an inability to fight off infection due to either a problem with their white blood cells, their ability to form an immune response, an autoimmune disease, etc.
All of these have a genetic component... But you should see an immunologist regardless.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Some people are more resistant to sepsis than others.
Genetics are suspected of playing a role, but this is a matter that is very poorly understood at this time.

In brief: Possibly

Some people are more resistant to sepsis than others.
Genetics are suspected of playing a role, but this is a matter that is very poorly understood at this time.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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