Septic Shock

  • R. C. Bone
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 25)


Sepsis can be defined as the systemic response to the presence in the body of microorganisms or their toxie products. Previous clinical studies have required in vitro laboratory growth of the organisms to confirm the diagnosis of sepsis. The septic syndrome is defined by specific clinical criteria and has a significant mortality rate in addition to other sequelae commonly associated with sepsis.


Septic Shock Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Sepsis Syndrome Plasma Fibronectin Bacteremic Patient 
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