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RODRIGUEZ TOBON, FERNEY ALEXÁNDER; HENAO LOPEZ, ADRIANA ISABEL; OSORNO UPEGUI, SUSANA CRISTINA and JAIMES BARRAGAN, FABIÁN ALBERTO. Clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in adults emergency room. Iatreia [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.3, pp. 223-243. ISSN 0121-0793.
Host response against infection may produce a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, from sepsis to organ dysfunction and death. Since the underlying process is complex, clinical findings are varied and may be so subtle that a high level of diagnostic suspicion is required. Clinical judgment should be complemented with appropriate laboratory tests so that the correct treatment, including haemodynamic optimization, antimicrobial therapy and general supportive measures, can be started early.
Keywords : BACTEREMIA; CLINICAL GUIDELINES; EMERGENCY ROOM; INFECTION; SEPSIS; SEPTIC SHOCK; SEVERE SEPSIS.