Markers of Inflammation for Prognosis and Control of Therapeutic Success in Patients with Abdominal Sepsis — Options for Using Adjuvant Intravenous Immunoglobulins

  • H. B. Reith
  • U. Mittelkötter


Sepsis is first of all a clinical diagnosis and is based on objective clinical data according to the ACCP/SCCM-definitions from 1991, which defined sepsis as a situation with an identified or obvious infection and the criteria of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). These criteria are temperature more than 38.4 °C or less than 36.0 °C, tachycardia of more than 90 heartbeats/minute, tachypnoea of more than 20 breaths/minute or the need for artificial ventilation and a leukocyte count of more than 12000/µl or less than 4000/µl.


Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Intravenous Immunoglobulin Simplify Acute Physiology Score 
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