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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.


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