Secondary infection and Septic shock

2021-06-04 06:30 AM

Secondary infection is an infection in the body that is weakened by another infection. Septic shock occurs when an infection in the body causes blood pressure to drop to alarmingly low levels. This is a complicated and dangerous complication of an infection that can be life-threatening.

Secondary infection is an infection in the body that is weakened by another infection.

This is the first infection that is unrelated to the cause. For example, Candida infection in HIV/AIDS patients. The culprits of secondary infections are staphylococcus and streptococcus. Secondary infections can be encountered in patients with Covid-19, but are uncommon. 

Septic shock usually progresses in three stages:

Sepsis: An infection that spreads to the bloodstream and spreads to the body;

Severe blood infections affect the function of other organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, etc.

Septic shock occurs, causing blood pressure to drop to alarming levels, leading to respiratory failure, heart failure, and death if not treated promptly.