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Definition: A serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection that triggers widespread inflammation. When sepsis is accompanied by hypotension despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called septic shock.

Pronunciation: sepĀ“sis

Body System: Cardiovascular

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: sepsis

A02.1 Salmonella sepsis
A22.7 Anthrax sepsis
A26.7 Erysipelothrix sepsis
A32.7 Listerial sepsis
A40.0 Sepsis due to streptococcus, group A
A40.1 Sepsis due to streptococcus, group B
A40.3 Sepsis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae
A40.8 Other streptococcal sepsis
A40.9 Streptococcal sepsis, unspecified
A41.01 Sepsis due to Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
A41.02 Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
A41.1 Sepsis due to other specified staphylococcus
A41.2 Sepsis due to unspecified staphylococcus
A41.3 Sepsis due to Hemophilus influenzae
A41.4 Sepsis due to anaerobes
A41.50 Gram-negative sepsis, unspecified
A41.51 Sepsis due to Escherichia coli [E. coli]
A41.52 Sepsis due to Pseudomonas
A41.53 Sepsis due to Serratia
A41.59 Other Gram-negative sepsis
A41.81 Sepsis due to Enterococcus
A41.89 Other specified sepsis
A41.9 Sepsis, unspecified organism
A42.7 Actinomycotic sepsis
A54.86 Gonococcal sepsis
B37.7 Candidal sepsis
O03.37 Sepsis following incomplete spontaneous abortion
O03.87 Sepsis following complete or unspecified spontaneous abortion
O04.87 Sepsis following (induced) termination of pregnancy
O07.37 Sepsis following failed attempted termination of pregnancy
O08.82 Sepsis following ectopic and molar pregnancy
O85. Puerperal sepsis
P36.0 Sepsis of newborn due to streptococcus, group B
P36.10 Sepsis of newborn due to unspecified streptococci
P36.19 Sepsis of newborn due to other streptococci
P36.2 Sepsis of newborn due to Staphylococcus aureus
P36.30 Sepsis of newborn due to unspecified staphylococci
P36.39 Sepsis of newborn due to other staphylococci
P36.4 Sepsis of newborn due to Escherichia coli
P36.5 Sepsis of newborn due to anaerobes
P36.8 Other bacterial sepsis of newborn
P36.9 Bacterial sepsis of newborn, unspecified
R65.20 Severe sepsis without septic shock
R65.21 Severe sepsis with septic shock
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