Septic shock

medical condition that occurs when sepsis leads to dangerously low blood pressure

Septic shock is a medical condition which can result from sepsis. Sepsis is a special form of infection. With septic shock, the circulation of blood changes or stops. This makes septic shock a medical emergency,which is usually treated in intensive care. Between a quarter and half the people with the condition die.

Treatment is usually done in the following steps:

  1. Stabilizing, restarting blood circulation, usually by giving fluids
  2. Treatment of the infection
  3. Coping with organ failures