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septicaemic shock

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Septicaemic shock complicates 20% of cases of septicaemia. It is a state of profound tissue hypoperfusion with the following features:

  • evidence of infection
  • fever or hypothermia
  • hypotension
  • tachypnoea
  • mental confusion

It classically occurs following infection by Gram negative organisms, though in fact shock may also occur due to Gram positive infection as well as fungal infection.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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