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When refering to Sepsis at Autopsy.... How does the pathologist source location of sepsis & how does the pathologist confirm death was from sepsis

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Cause of death

Sepsis is a mechanism of death and should not be listed on the death certificate.
The cause of the sepsis should be listed as cause of death. We pathologists are very familiar with a bunch of cell and organ changes that indicates bacteria were rampaging in the bloodstream before death, but the real interest is in, "Why?"

In brief: Cause of death

Sepsis is a mechanism of death and should not be listed on the death certificate.
The cause of the sepsis should be listed as cause of death. We pathologists are very familiar with a bunch of cell and organ changes that indicates bacteria were rampaging in the bloodstream before death, but the real interest is in, "Why?"
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
THanks for your kind words. Best wishes.
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