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Septic shock

Septic shock: Introduction

Septic shock: serious medical condition caused by decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of infection and sepsis, though the microbe may be systemic or localized to a particular site. See detailed information below for a list of 32 causes of Septic shock, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Septic shock:

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Septic shock: Symptom Checker

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Septic shock Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Septic shock:

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Septic shock: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Septic shock

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Septic shock: Deaths

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Causes of Septic shock listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Septic shock:

Systemic disease associated with presence and persistance of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins in the blood.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Shock caused by infection; frequently caused by gram negative bacteria, although some cases have been caused by other bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa; characterized by fever, chills, tachycardia, tachypnea, and hypotension.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Septic shock

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How Common are these Causes of Septic shock?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Septic shock. Of the 32 causes of Septic shock that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 28 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Septic shock:

The following list of conditions have 'Septic shock' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Septic shock:

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Causes of Septic shock Based on Risk Factors

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    What are the alternative names for Septic shock:

    Sepsis syndrome, Septicaemia, Septicaemic shock
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Septic shock:

    Medical Conditions associated with Septic shock:

    Level of consciousness symptoms (1504 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes)

    Symptoms related to Septic shock:

    Gram-negative bacilli, Bacteremia, Fungemia, Septicemia, Sepsis (42 causes), Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Advanced HIV, Steroid therapy

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