Urosepsis is a general infection due to blood poisoning, mostly consisting of so-called gram-negative bacteria. These occur very frequently in the urogenital tract. With a pronounced urosepsis, patients show symptoms of a fever up to 40 degrees, chills and poor circulation. This condition may be life-threatening.
Primarily the physician needs to exclude a urinary tract obstruction or secondarily make a bypass.
Afterwards, treatment with high doses of broad-spectrum antibiotics is necessary. Very often, a circulatory supportive therapy in the ICU is needed. The cause of urosepsis is usually a complicated urinary tract infection with additional obstruction by a stone, a stasis or a tumour.
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