What’s new in sepsis recognition in resource‑limited settings?
Dünser, Martin W.
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Sepsis is a life-threatening condition characterized by one or more organ dysfunctions due to a dysregulated host response to infection  or, in certain cases, due to direct pathogen effects. Sepsis is not only associated with bacterial or fungal infections but also with any other infection such as viral disease, protozoal (e.g., malaria), or tropical infections. Although the literature suggests that sepsis is predominantly a healthcare issue in resource-rich countries, the global burden of acute infections is highest in resource-limited areas . Successful sepsis management relies on various components of which early recognition is essential. Evidence and recommendations for sepsis recognition are mainly based on research performed in resource-rich settings . However, resource-rich and -limited countries differ in healthcare accessibility  and infectious disease epidemiology [5–7]. It is therefore unreasonable to directly translate evidence between these settings.
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