Can pneumonia lead to septic shock?
When a lung infection complication causes sepsis, it is called septic pneumonia. Because a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection can cause sepsis. Any of the infections may begin at home or while you are in the hospital for treatment of another condition.
Sepsis commonly originates from:
- abdominal or digestive system infections
- lung infections like pneumonia
- urinary tract infection
- reproductive system infection
So if you have pneumonia, you are unfortunately at a risk of sepsis. However, it doesn’t mean if you have pneumonia, you are sure to develop sepsis.
Keywords: septic shock pneumonia