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Question 2#

Which is NOT a component of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)? 

a. Temperature
b. White blood cell (WBC) count
c. Blood pressure
d. Heart rate

Correct Answer is C


Infection is defined by the presence of microorganisms in host tissue or the bloodstream. At the site of infection the classic findings of rubor, calor, and dolor in areas such as the skin or subcutaneous tissue are common. Most infections in normal individuals with intact host defenses are associated with these local manifestations, plus systemic manifestations such as elevated temperature, elevated white blood cell (WBC) count, tachycardia, or tachypnea. The systemic manifestations noted above comprise the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).