Septic shock - Definition

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Septic shock is defined as the presence of severe sepsis in which the resulting hypotension is not improved despite a blood transfusion. In this context, the drugs active on vessels such as dopamine, dobutamine, epinephrine or norepinephrine should be administered through the bloodstream in hopes of allowing improved organ perfusion from this shock. Meanwhile, the treatment of systemic infection should be implemented and the causes must be researched.