The pathophysiology of sepsis

Snowden, Chris; Kirkman, Emrys
February 2002
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Feb2002, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
This article presents a study on the pathophysiological mechanisms of sepsis. Once inflammation occurs, the immune system reacts by directing cellular elements like leukocytes to the infected site to initiate healing. The article also discusses organ system dysfunction caused by sepsis including the reduction of cardiac contraction and relaxation rate, liver dysfunction, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.


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