Is the source of infection related to sepsis or septic shock always identifiable?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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In most patients with sepsis, a source of infection can be identified. The exceptions are patients who are immunocompromised with neutropenia, in whom an obvious source often is not found.


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