What is pseudosepsis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pseudosepsis is defined as fever, leukocytosis, and hypotension due to causes other than sepsis. Examples might include the clinical picture seen with salicylate intoxication, methamphetamine overdose, or bilateral adrenal hemorrhage.

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