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Sepsis and Septic Shock Criterias made Easy

Sepsis and Septic Shock

Ejaz: Important points  Criteria of sepsis : Suspected (or documented) infection and an acute increase in ≥2 sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) points  Criteria for septic shock include sepsis plus the need for vasopressor therapy to elevate mean arterial pressure to ≥65 mmHg with a serum/L despite    fluid  resuscitation.
Criteria for Sepsis and Septic Shock

Criteria of sepsis 

Suspected (or documented) infection and an acute increase in ≥2 sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) points.

Criteria for septic shock 

sepsis plus the need for vasopressor therapy to elevate mean arterial pressure to ≥65 mmHg with a serum lactate concentration >2.0 mmol/L despite adequate fluid resuscitation.

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