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    What causes excessive sleepiness while treating sepsis?

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Infections
Question: My husband was sepeis last week and is on a cefepime drip until next Friday. He is very confused.sleeps a lot and almost like a zombie at times. Is this normal for an 82 year old male to experience.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Get evaluated as advised and continue antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Sepsis at this age may lead to septic encephalopathy, meningitis or metabolic derangement.
Multiple blood tests like counts, blood sugar, renal function test, liver function test, sodium, potassium is required.
CSF examination may be required in presence of meningitic signs or persistent altered behaviour.
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Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Dr N Kumar
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