Corticosteroids in Sepsis

  • Sergey Goodman
  • Charles L. Sprung
Part of the Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases book series (CCID, volume 2)


The use of corticosteroids in severe sepsis and septic shock has been controversial for decades. The present chapter will review the potential benefits and detriments of the use of corticosteroids in sepsis, the use of corticosteroids in animal models of sepsis and, with particular emphasis, their use in humans with severe sepsis and septic shock.


Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Septic Shock Patient Shock Reversal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey Goodman
    • 1
  • Charles L. Sprung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineHadassah Hebrew University Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael

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