Septic shock diagnosis and its treatment


  • Mohd Rafi Reshi Department of Pharmacology, Govt. Medical College Kathua, Jammu and Kahmir, India
  • Nusrat Nabi Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Muzamil Muzaffar Department of Physiology, Govt. Medical College Kathua, Jammu and Kahmir, India
  • Saman Anees Department of Amraze Niswan Wa Atfal, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Nausheen Yusuf Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Atiya Qasim Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Maaz Naqvi Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India



Intensive care unit, Septic shock, Pathophysiology, Treatment


In critical care, sepsis continues to be a major cause of mortality. The pathogenic, diagnostic, and therapeutic panorama of sepsis is no longer restricted to the critical care unit: many patients who enter treatment through other doors, both inside and outside the hospital, develop severe illness. Next, administer fluids and broad-spectrum antibiotics after taking the proper cultures. Step up the treatment to include monitoring urine output, blood gases for base excess, lactate, haemoglobin, and glucose if the situation does not get better within the following six hours. These will dictate how bicarbonate, insulin, fluids, transfusions, and vasopressors are managed. The patient should be sent to intensive care if the hypotension doesn't improve (septic shock). Sepsis can now be treated with methods that have produced better results with other illnesses. New medicines have been created as a result of a better understanding of the biology of severe sepsis and septic shock, placing a strong emphasis on early detection and aggressive treatment. The major priorities continue to be prevention through screening, preventing cross infection, and prudent antibiotic usage.


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How to Cite

Reshi, M. R., Nabi, N., Muzaffar, M., Anees, S., Yusuf, N., Qasim, A., & Naqvi, M. (2024). Septic shock diagnosis and its treatment. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13(4), 551–557.



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