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Sepsis Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the Sepsis Syndrome.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, failure handling and therapy escalation, disease progression

ICD-10:

R57.2, A41.9

Description:

The Sepsis Syndrome is a systemic response to infection resulting in altered organ perfusion. It is a common condition in hospitalized patients and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. This is viewed as a stage in the continuum of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS, discussed above).

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