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What is the difference between sepsis and sirs?

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Dr. Evert Eriksson
17 years experience in General Surgery
Infection: Sirs is a condition where there are systemic changes in the body which are characteristic of inflammation. Sepsis is sirs with a documented infection.
Answered on Dec 17, 2015

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