What are the mechanisms of cell injury, in the pathophysiology of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in sepsis?

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Ali H Al-Khafaji, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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The precise mechanisms of cell injury and resulting organ dysfunction in sepsis are not fully understood. MODS is associated with widespread endothelial and parenchymal cell injury, some of which can be explained by the following 4 proposed mechanisms.


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