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    Sepsis without a UTI??

    I recently was hospitalized for severe sepsis, thankfully I caught it in time and was pumped full of antibiotics for 5 days, but none of the doctors could explain to me how I contracted the the infection since I didn't have a UTI. I do have an SP tube and there is some colonization, but no UTI, I'm just curious how else can I get sepsis? Thankfully I pulled through this one, but I'm just concerned on how to prevent this going forward, anyone else experience a similar situation?

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    Sepsis is a specific syndrome associated with blood stream infection that can come from many different infection loci in your body. While the source often is a UTI, it can start with colonization in the bladder or kidney or infected stones, urinary tract abscess or epididymitis or prostatitis. It can also come from infected wounds, cellulitis, osteomylitis, or infected organ (for example, appendix or gallbladder). Was an infectious disease specialist consulting on your case?

    https://www.christopherreeve.org/liv...ditions/sepsis

    (KLD)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Sepsis is a specific syndrome associated with blood stream infection that can come from many different infection loci in your body. While the source often is a UTI, it can start with colonization in the bladder or kidney or infected stones, urinary tract abscess or epididymitis or prostatitis. It can also come from infected wounds, cellulitis, osteomylitis, or infected organ (for example, appendix or gallbladder). Was an infectious disease specialist consulting on your case?

    https://www.christopherreeve.org/liv...ditions/sepsis

    (KLD)
    Actually, I’m not sure what kind of doctor was treating me while I was hospitalized. They were mainly concerned with my blood cultures specifically my lactic acids and white blood cell counts were high, but I feel like I should reach out to an infectious disease doctor now. When I was hospitalized the doctor was extremely impatient with my questions and I left I puzzled, so thank you KLD fo the explanation!

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