Sepsis is a life-threatening syndrome that results in organ dysfunction or failure. It is usually caused by bacterial infection. Patients with COVID-19 infection have reportedly developed sepsis, although the exact relationship between coronavirus infection and sepsis is still under investigation. Overall, a study published in January 2020 reported 48.9 million cases of sepsis worldwide in 2017, with 11 million total sepsis-related deaths that year.
Are you familiar with key aspects of sepsis, including causes and presentation findings, as well as recommendations for diagnosis and treatment? Test your knowledge of this deadly condition with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Sepsis Key Aspects - Medscape - Jun 17, 2020.