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How do you distinguish between a patient on septic shock vs having an overdose?
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Sepsis
There are a number of ways these two conditions might be differentiated, but the simplest answer is that typically in septic shock a bacterial or infectious agent could be isolated from the blood whereas in drug overdose a toxicology screen might reveal the cause.

In brief: Sepsis
There are a number of ways these two conditions might be differentiated, but the simplest answer is that typically in septic shock a bacterial or infectious agent could be isolated from the blood whereas in drug overdose a toxicology screen might reveal the cause.
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