Sepsis (Blood Infection) (cont.)
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Is Sepsis Contagious?
Depending on where the infection started and the organism causing the sepsis, the patient could be contagious (for example, if the infection started in the lung or with certain forms of brain infections).
What Specialists Treat Sepsis?
Many specialists are usually involved in the care of a septic patient. If the patient is in the intensive-care unit, an intensivist, pulmonologist, or internist will often be the primary caretaker. As septic patients have an underlying infection, frequently an infectious-disease specialist will be involved in the care, as well.
What Is the Prognosis of Sepsis?
The prognosis of sepsis depends on age, previous health history, overall health status, how quickly the diagnosis is made, and the type of organism causing the sepsis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/15/2016
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