How does the risk for mortality from bacterial sepsis vary among infection sites?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Sepsis due to urinary tract infection has the lowest mortality rate, while mortality rates are higher with unknown sources of infection, gastrointestinal sources (highest in ischemic bowel), and pulmonary sources. [25, 26, 27]


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