The Third International Consensus Definition for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) outlined criteria for the diagnosis of septic shock.

Patient selection: evidence of sepsis and organ dysfunction (with SOFA score >= 2)

Criteria for septic shock - all of the following:

(1) vasopressors required to maintain the mean arterial pressure >= 65 mm Hg

(2) serum lactate > 2 mmol/L

(3) adequate fluid resuscitation

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