When is surgery indicated in the treatment of bacterial sepsis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Early surgical evaluation for presumed intra-abdominal or pelvic sepsis is essential. Procedures that may be warranted depend on the source of the infection, the severity of sepsis, and the patient’s clinical status, among other factors.


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