Etiology and pathogenesis of septic shock

ArticleinVnitr̆ní lékar̆ství 42(7):467-9 · August 1996with12 Reads
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    A brief review of some aspects of the etiology and pathogenesis of septic (endotoxin) shock provides information on changes of the etiological spectrum of causal agents and their part in the cascade of cytokines which cause septic shock. The author draws attention to therapeutic and economic difficulties associated with the treatment of shock caused by atypical bacterial and mycotic pathogenic organisms.