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Table 1 Diagnostic features suggestive of sepsis

From: Don’t miss the diagnosis of sepsis!

Diagnostic criteria Threshold
Fever >38.3°C
Tachycardia >120/minute
Systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg
Procalcitonin >0.5 ng/ml
Bandemia >5%
Lymphocytopenia <0.5 × 103 ul
or neurophil/lymphocyte ratio >10
Thrombocytopenia <150 × 103 ul
Lactate >2.0 meq/l