Sepsis risk factors
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Synonyms and keywords: sepsis syndrome; septic shock; septicemia
Common risk factors in the development of sepsis include elderly people with more chronic illnesses; greater use of invasive procedures, immunosuppressive drugs, chemotherapy, and transplantation; and increasing microbial resistance to antibiotics. Other patients population at increased risk are ICU admits, immunocompromised, bacteremic, with community acquired pneumonia, and with genetic predisposition.
Common risk factors in the development of sepsis are
- Increased age (age >65 years)
- Community acquired pneumonia
- Genetic predisposition
- Underlying malignancy
- Diabetes mellitus
- Recent surgery or other invasive procedures
- Skin injury
- Indwelling lines or catheters
- Intravenous drug misuse
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