Term: Sepsis

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-04-20

Definition:

Refers to a constellation of clinical signs (e.g., rapid heart rate, fever, elevated white blood cell count) that is due to infection.

References 

  • Garland A, Fransoo R, Olafson K, Ramsey C, Yogendran M, Chateau D, McGowan K. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)