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Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.

Year introduced: 1995

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Tree Number(s): C01.539.757, C23.550.470.790.500

MeSH Unique ID: D018805

Entry Terms:

  • Severe Sepsis
  • Sepsis, Severe
  • Pyemia
  • Pyemias
  • Pyohemia
  • Pyohemias
  • Pyaemia
  • Pyaemias
  • Septicemia
  • Septicemias
  • Poisoning, Blood
  • Blood Poisoning
  • Blood Poisonings
  • Poisonings, Blood

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