What does sepsis look like?

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The Third International Consensus Definitions Task Force (Sepsis-3) defined sepsis as "life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection." The new criteria are based on just three symptoms:

  • Altered mental status
  • Fast respiratory rate (> 22 breaths/minute)
  • Low blood pressure (≤ 100 mm Hg systolic)

Patients who meet the above criteria likely have sepsis and are also termed septic.