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Can u die from a pilonidal cyst?

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In brief: Not likely

But if the infection is caused by invasive bacteria such as mrsa, it is possible.
Seemingly trivial infections can turn into a life-threatening condition if not treated properly. See a surgeon for an opinion.

In brief: Not likely

But if the infection is caused by invasive bacteria such as mrsa, it is possible.
Seemingly trivial infections can turn into a life-threatening condition if not treated properly. See a surgeon for an opinion.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Sepsis

Very unlikely to ever happen.
But it can. Any source of bacteremia (bacteria getting into your blood stream) can turn into a serious condition called sepsis. Pilonidal cysts can do that, decubital ulcers can do that (superman christopher reeves ultimately passed from complications related to bacterial skin infection and sepsis).

In brief: Sepsis

Very unlikely to ever happen.
But it can. Any source of bacteremia (bacteria getting into your blood stream) can turn into a serious condition called sepsis. Pilonidal cysts can do that, decubital ulcers can do that (superman christopher reeves ultimately passed from complications related to bacterial skin infection and sepsis).
Dr. Soren Singel
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