The Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Cascade E

Sepsis is a common clinical syndrome caused by an unchecked inflammatory response to infection. Several diseases closely resemble a septic presentation by mimicking their clinical pathophysiology.  If these various conditions are not taken into consideration while examining a patient with a potential diagnosis of sepsis, there is a higher potential for increased mortality and morbidity.  This presentation will explain what mimics you should evaluate for, and what history and physical exam findings that can assist you in differentiating these conditions from sepsis. 

Target Audience:  All levels

Advanced Basic