Severe COVID-19 infection can be a form of viral sepsis with occasionally concomitant bacterial infection. Pamela M. Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, is joined by Russell Miller, MD, MPH, FCCM, to discuss the definition of sepsis and overlap with case descriptions of patients with severe COVID-19, how experience with viral sepsis can be leveraged to diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients being admitted to ICU, and the need to be able to differentiate viral from bacterial sepsis to avoid over or under treatment. Dr. Miller is medical director of critical care at FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA.

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  1. Joan Johnson on February 5, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Is it possible to have lifelong anti bodies in blood of someone who has had sepsis? Many years ago i had sepsis was treated for it. If we would have something in the blood that is a protection, what a breakthrough.
    Thank you for the podcast. Good to have as much information as possible.
    Joan

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