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Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

A good overview of sepsis just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

'Risk factors for severe sepsis are related both to a patient's predisposition for infection and to the likelihood of acute organ dysfunction if infection develops. There are many well-known risk factors for the infections that most commonly precipitate severe sepsis and septic shock, including chronic diseases (e.g., the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many cancers) and the use of immunosuppressive agents.'

Sepsis is sometimes seen in CLL patients...

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