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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 41-49

Sepsis – An overview


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, GMC, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arjun Chandran
30/183A Chaithanyam (H), Medical College P.O., Kozhikode - 673 008, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_11_20

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Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host response to infection. Even with advancement in understanding the pathophysiology and various monitoring tools and treatment measures, sepsis still remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity in critically ill patients. Over the last three decades, significant changes were seen regarding understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis. The management of sepsis has evolved over the last two decades by the advent of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines which recommends early recognition and prompt treatment without delay.


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