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Septic shock

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Introduction
Septic shock is a life-threatening condition that happens when your blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level due to an infection.
Causes of septic shock
Septic shock can be caused by an infection in any part of the body that is left untreated. The infection will first cause a response from the body known as sepsis.
Treating septic shock
Sepsis and septic shock are medical emergencies and must be treated immediately. If you have sepsis, it's likely that you will be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU)
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