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What are various causes of septic shock?
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Septic shock
Septic shock is a form of shock caused by an infectious organism. Typically, this is a bacteria (and there are a variety of these), and a person's susceptibility to these may be influenced by co-morbid medical problems like diabetes.
Fungal organisms also cause sepsis, and viruses produce a sepsis syndrome as well. There are other causes of shock that mimic sepsis.

In brief: Septic shock
Septic shock is a form of shock caused by an infectious organism. Typically, this is a bacteria (and there are a variety of these), and a person's susceptibility to these may be influenced by co-morbid medical problems like diabetes.
Fungal organisms also cause sepsis, and viruses produce a sepsis syndrome as well. There are other causes of shock that mimic sepsis.
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Many
Pneumonia and urinary tract infection are probably the most common.
Also cellulitis, endocarditis, various abscesses, perforated bowel just to name a few. Hope that helps!

In brief: Many
Pneumonia and urinary tract infection are probably the most common.
Also cellulitis, endocarditis, various abscesses, perforated bowel just to name a few. Hope that helps!
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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