Inadequate tissue perfusion, due to the failure of both the heart and the blood vessels, as a result of an extreme allergic reaction.
The allergic response causes a mixed form of shock with hypovolaemic, cardiogenic and neurogenic components. In severe cases adrenaline via an EpiPen® reverses bronchospasm, vascular permeability and vasodilation.
Sepsis is defined as a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection.
Septic shock is a subset of sepsis in which underlying circulatory and cellular/metabolic abnormalities are profound enough to substantially increase mortality.
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