What Are the Bacteria That May Cause Sepsis?

Q:
What are the bacteria that may cause sepsis?

A:
Though sepsis can also result from other infections, bacterial infections are most often to blame.

When you have one of these infections, sepsis occurs most often:

  • lung infection, like pneumonia
  • kidney infection, like a urinary tract infection
  • skin infection, like cellulitis
  • gut infection, like from gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)

Also, there are some germs associated with more connections to sepsis than others:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Streptococcus

Unfortunately, many strains of these bacteria have become drug-resistant. As a result, some believe sepsis is contagious. In fact, if you leave an infection untreated, you are at high risk of getting sepsis.

Thus, remember to seek immediate treatment once you notice early symptoms.

 

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