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A 46-year-old male asked:

Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ? there wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Autopsy report: If the patient had a perforated bowel, I would be extremely surprised if the pathology report from the autopsy said 'normal'. To me that doesn't make any sense. Definitely if someone had a perforated bowel, there's a high chance they met the criteria for sepsis. Probably severe sepsis or even septic shock. There are strict definitions for that. Any Infectious Disease doctor should be able to help.

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