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Septic Focus Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the Septic Focus Syndrome.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M00.8, M00.9

Description:

Septic Focus Syndrome (SFS) is rarely seen today but can still be encountered in developing countries. It was more common in days prior to antibiotics (and may reappear with bacteria that are antibiotic resistant).

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