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Table 2 Characteristics of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome

From: Capillary lactate as a tool for the triage nurse among patients with SIRS at emergency department presentation: a preliminary report

Variable n= 176
SIRS criteria  
 Temperature <36°C or >38°C 92 (53)
 Heart rate >90 bpm 146 (83)
 Ventilatory rate >20 155 (88)
Number of SIRS criteria  
 2 out of 3 135 (77)
 3 out of 3 41 (23)
  1. Numbers are n (%); SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
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