Abraham I. Braude, M.D.
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The clinical features of bacterial shock often deviate from the classic picture of shock because of the peculiar effects of each microorganism or its toxin. Such deviations from classic shock take many forms, including the hot, dry, and flushed appearance often evident early in septicemia, especially that due to gram-negative organisms; the unusual mental alertness that characterizes patients with clostridial septicemia; and the bradycardia sometimes seen in myocarditis. Although most reports dealing with the problem of shock in infections are concerned with cases of demonstrated bacteremia and especially those due to gram-negative bacilli, intravascular bacterial multiplication is not a prerequisite
Braude AI. Bacterial Shock.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-808_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):808.
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