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Certain bacteria are associated with a particularly fulminating course:

  • Meningococcus - Waterhouse-Friderichson syndrome
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

Despite the introduction of new antibiotics etc, the mortality of septicaemic shock has remained high for the last 20 years at approximately 40-60%.

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