Integrated Ultrasound in Management of Sepsis: Case Report

Cardillo Roberto and Elnaz Rahbari



We describe a 42-year-old woman who presented with fever, sore throat, exertional dyspnea and fatigue then developed sever sepsis and endocarditis, caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Here we describe the importance of Thoracoabdominal sonography to evaluate hemodynamic instability, fluid status, therapeutic response and fast diagnosis of the septic source. It is well-known that some source of sepsis detected by ultrasound can lead to urgent surgery, like our patient who underwent urgent splenectomy due to hematoma/abscess formation and urgent prosthetic heart valve replacement which both were diagnosed by ultrasound methods. Ultrasound can provide important information which can influence the management to improve patient’s outcome.

Published on: March 22, 2019
doi: 10.17756/micr.2019-024
Citation: Roberto C, Rahbari E. 2019. Integrated Ultrasound in Management of Sepsis: Case Report. J Med Imaging Case Rep 3(1): 8-13.