How is multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in sepsis diagnosed?

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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Diagnosis is as follows [20] :

  • Cultures as clinically appropriate before antimicrobial therapy if no significant delay (45 min) in the start of antimicrobial(s)

  • At least 2 sets of blood cultures obtained before antimicrobial therapy

  • Imaging studies performed promptly to confirm a potential source of infection


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