Septic shock

4 Interesting Facts of Septic shock 

  1. Life-threatening systemic syndrome caused by microbial infection and dysregulated physiologic response
  2. Presentation varies depending on source of infection, but includes fever, tachypnea, tachycardia, hypotension, and signs of tissue hypoperfusion
  3. Rash, lip changes, ocular changes, and edema of hands and feet are not typical
  4. Diagnosis is based on recovery of pathogen by culture or other means
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