Severe sepsis is usually treated in the intensive care unit with:

- Intravenous fluids;

- Antibiotics;

- Surgical drainage of infected fluid collections;

- Vasopressor medications (to maintain blood pressure);

- Mechanical ventilation (to support the function of the lungs); and

- Dialysis (to support the function of the kidneys).  
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