What are the infectious causes of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)?

Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Author: Lewis J Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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The following is partial list of the infectious causes of SIRS:

  • Bacterial sepsis

  • Burn wound infections

  • Candidiasis

  • Cellulitis

  • Cholecystitis

  • Community-acquired pneumonia [5]

  • Diabetic foot infection

  • Erysipelas

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Influenza

  • Intra-abdominal infections (eg, diverticulitis, appendicitis)

  • Gas gangrene

  • Meningitis

  • Nosocomial pneumonia

  • Pseudomembranous colitis

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Septic arthritis

  • Urinary tract infections (male and female)

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