Strep A Septicimia (Toxic Shock)


Posted by Carolyn Brown on 15 November 2011

I was diagnosed in June 89 with Strep A septicemia (toxic shock). I spent 2 weeks in intensive care and on a respirator and in kidney failure. I returned to work in 2 months but had bouts of strep and arthritis for 2 years following. I have had major lower back pain since a lately memory; dizziness have increased with tingling in arms and increased arthritis. Will be seeing neurologist in Jan. and thinking this could be aftermath of the septicemia? Any one have recurring symptoms 20 some years later?


Posted on 09 December 2011

Comment by paul anderson

yes i had meningitis about 12 years ago was in a coma for just over a week and still suffer from severe memory loss and headaches and dizzy spells and blackouts some days are good but most are hard to get through

Posted on 16 November 2011

Comment by Shirley Gieron

It is difficult to say that after effects are related to meningitis and septicaemia when they occur many years after the disease. After effects are easier to link to meningitis and septicaemia if they are apparant directly after the infection. About 25% of people in th UK recovering from meningitis and septicaemia will have after effects. It is important to talk about these after effects with your doctor,

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