Traumatic Infection: A Serious Complication
I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. There are many different types of traumatic injuries that someone could experience. The severity of these injuries dictates the length and complexity of the recovery process. One of the most common complications of traumatic events is an infection. A disease can be caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus. Depending on the type and location of the infection, the symptoms and prognosis will vary. The body has numerous defenses against disease, and it is essential to keep all of these intact to guard against these dangerous organisms. Arguably, the most critical security is the body’s skin. The skin has hair, secretes fluid, and deploys immune cells that repel invaders and prevent them from entering the body. If the surface is disrupted in any way, this creates a portal through which the body can become infected. Therefore, any small cut, such as those commonly seen in traumatic accidents, can have an infection as a complication. Sometimes, these infections can be particularly severe. The severity increases if the virus enters the bloodstream and is carried to other areas of the body. Because blood travels to the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and elsewhere, all of these locations can become infected. Particularly severe infections can even lead to death. For this reason, it is vital to take a look at the different factors that play a role in the severity of an infection.
How Does a Traumatic Infection Happen?