How Does Pneumonia Cause Septic Shock?

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Septic shock is a serious condition that occurs when an overwhelming infection leads to life-threatening low blood pressure.

See also:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Meningococcemia
  • Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

Alternative Names

Bacteremic shock; Endotoxic shock; Septicemic shock; Warm shock

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Septic shock occurs most often in the very old and the very young. It also occurs in people who have other illnesses.


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