A 34-year-old male asked:
What proinflammatory mediator is responsible for hyptension in septic shock?
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Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
LPS: Lps, or endotoxin, is classically reported as the culprit for hypotension in septic shock; the body's reaction to it is a profound vasodilation, resulting in the usual distributive shock picture.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013
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