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Identification of Patients with the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) After Trauma Who Are Infected

Purpose:

To identify trauma patients with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) who have become infected.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

A49.9, R57.2

Description:

Patients with the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) following trauma may or may not be infected. The presence of certain findings can help identify patients who have become infected. Identification of infected patients can help reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics and risk from infection caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms. The authors are from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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