Evaluation of the abdomen in sepsis of unknown origin

R K McDowell, S L Dawson
Radiologic Clinics of North America 1996, 34 (1): 177-90
The radiologic evaluation of sepsis of unknown origin has changed dramatically since the introduction of cross-sectional imaging. Interventional procedures such as abscess drainage, cholecystostomy, biliary drainage, nephrostomy, and fluid aspiration have reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with occult sources of sepsis. This article examines some of the common etiologies and treatments of sepsis in the hospitalized patient.

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