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SEPSIS Symptoms and Causes

Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock.

Anyone can get Sepsis, but the risk is higher in

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • Infants and children
  • Adults 65 and older
  • People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease
  • People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma

Common symptoms of Sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation. Doctors diagnose Sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection.

People with Sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes, surgery is needed to clear up an infection.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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Pradaxa Side Effects

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (2001)
Anaemia (738)
Cerebrovascular Accident (730)
Haemorrhage (675)
Fall (571)
Rectal Haemorrhage (533)
Renal Failure Acute (423)
Dizziness (423)
Dyspepsia (391)
Coagulopathy (386)
Haemorrhagic Anaemia (381)
Dyspnoea (367)
Ischaemic Stroke (358)
Contusion (349)
Epistaxis (334)
Nausea (330)
Asthenia (325)
Melaena (319)
Haemoglobin Decreased (316)
Death (303)
Cerebral Haemorrhage (303)
Lower Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (292)
Diarrhoea (283)
Haematuria (281)
Atrial Fibrillation (279)
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (267)
Headache (267)
Haematochezia (264)
Pulmonary Embolism (264)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (258)
Myocardial Infarction (252)
Fatigue (246)
International Normalised Ratio Increased (241)
Haemorrhage Intracranial (239)
Renal Failure (235)
Arthralgia (230)
Transient Ischaemic Attack (218)
Abdominal Pain Upper (213)
Chest Pain (207)
Cerebral Infarction (207)
Abdominal Discomfort (198)
Pneumonia (192)
Vomiting (190)
Haematoma (181)
Abdominal Pain (178)
Subdural Haematoma (170)
Oedema Peripheral (164)
Pain In Extremity (164)
Renal Impairment (160)
Haemoptysis (156)

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Medrol (650)
Mirena (41254)
Mobic (957)
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Naproxen (538)
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Pradaxa (13372)
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Prozac (1954)
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Recent Reviews

I'm over 80, very active working 6 days a week, walking briskly about 6 x 10 minutes daily, with Verapamil and 100 mg aspirin (also diabetic and asthmatic - completely under control). Had a biological aortic valve replacement, very s

While taking Pradaxa I had severe knife feeling pain in left eye. I have been off 2 days and it is better. I will check with eye docotr this week and see if it is eye or meds.

I have been Pradaxa for almost a month had severe outbreak of hives on my feet and my legs up to my knees. I also having swelling of legs and feet along with fatigue in joints and body limbs. Doctor changed my Med. but the side effects is still o

3 MONTHS TAKING PRADAXA WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS

Since taking Prodaxa I am experiencing shortness of breath...

I been taking pradaxa for 14 days and have a severe rash, doctor to start warfarin again.

my husband has been on pradaxa for a month he cannot eat has lost 26 lbs gets chills and then feels hot, vomiting.

Want to know if it could cause my extreme tiredness.

<b>Describe Your Pradaxa Experience Here:</b>tired and fluid retention

<b>Describe Your Pradaxa Experience Here:</b>itching that last five minutes and goes away i have swelled knee pain also arthritis

Could this 'fluid' be secondary to an LRTI? Sepsis? or an allergic/anaphylactic reaction? ARDS? Why would a selective COX 2 inhibitor be the first choice for her? What ever happened to simple things like paracetamol? What did the autopsy say?

I had surgery with a terrible complication eleven months ago called sepsis. Since then I have right sided tremors, chronic right side pain, pain in my right shoulder, just to name a few complication. I wonder if I will ever be over the complications.

I have been in hospital for 5 days with sepsis and was treated with intravenus antibiotics.on my release i still have a bad cough, sore head and no energy. how long will this last?

I was rencently hospitalized with sepsis for 4 days. It was the result of UTI which is a constant plague in my life. Treatment with antibiotics and IV did the trick and my white blood count went down and blood pressure went from 40 to over 100 duri

My dad passed last week of sepsis with in 24 hour time frame on sunday he was laughing and joking around at at night felt like he had flu , slight throwing up and l00. temp during the night my mother said his fever spiked and she thought th

My father died of biliary sepsis in december what causes it?

MY FATHER PASSED AWAY FROM SEPSIS ON JUNE 22, 2010 AFTER BEING IN CVICU FOR 1 MONTH. WE STILL AREN'T SURE WHERE HE DEVELOPED THIS INFECTION FROM, POSSIBLY THE ABDOMEN. HE PASSED FROM SEPTIC SHOCK.

My mom developed Sepsis following hernia surgery. Nurse forgot to take out IV. She didnt realize it till shw got home. 10 days later she was admitt ed for kidney failure.

What is best filter to use in sepsis?

While taking Imuran be sure your Doctor keeps an eye on your WBC... Small infections could end up as Sepsis...

SEPSIS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.