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Hi, what is the pathophysiology behind how cellulitis progresses to sepsis in reference to decreased blood pressure and increased heart rate, ph etc?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
undefined 51 years experience
Sepsis: organisms from the cellulitis enter the bood stream causing sepsis. The systemic reaction involves vasodilation with drop in bp,elevation in hr and if tissue perfusion drops so does pH

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