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ICU Protocols pp 703-707 | Cite as

Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

  • Praveen Khilnani
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Abstract

Severe sepsis and septic shock involve clinical SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) with suspected or proven infection (blood culture not always positive) with cardiovascular involvement and dysfunction (septic shock) or multiple organ involvement (severe sepsis with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome). This chapter describes the step-by-step management of severe sepsis and septic shock.

Keywords

Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Mean Arterial Pressure Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Critical Care and PulmonologyBL Kapur Memorial HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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