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Sepsis

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Definition:
Sepsis är ett tillstånd där en infektion har utlöst en självupprätthållande och okontrollerbar organdysfunktion.
Förekomst:
Speciellt vanligt i definierade riskgrupper, men också i befolkningen i övrigt. 
Symtom:
Lokaliserad eller systemisk infektion med bland annat feber eller hypotermi, snabb puls och andningsfrekvens, hypotension, förändrat psykiskt status med flera. 
Kliniska fynd:
Feber, hypotermi, takykardi, takypne, altererat mentalt status, hypotension, hypoperfusion, minskad diures. 
Diagnostik:
Lokaliserad eller systemisk infektion, samt systemiska tecken på organinvolvering. 
Behandling:
Syrgastillförsel, intravenös vätska samt intravenöst antibiotika. 
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  • Athena Adeli, legitimerad läkare, Karolinska Institutet

Tidigare sakkunniga

  • Bertil Christensson, professor och överläkare, Infektionskliniken, Skånes universitetssjukhus