Which types of infections most commonly cause sepsis/septic shock?

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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Respiratory tract and abdominal infections are the most frequent causes of sepsis, followed by urinary tract and soft-tissue infections. [36, 37, 38, 39] Each organ system tends to be infected by a particular set of pathogens (see below).


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