Sepsis - Symptoms

Different infections can lead to sepsis. Many of the symptoms are same as in the other conditions. Common signs and symptoms of sepsis include:

  • High fever or low body temperature
  • Severe pain
  • Confusion
  • Increased breathing rate
  • High heart rate
  • Decreased urination
  • Extreme weakness
  • Low platelet count
  • Warm or cold skin

Doctors, while diagnosing, consider sepsis in three stages – Sepsis, Severe sepsis and sepsis shock depending on the severity of the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment is mandatory in the case of sepsis. In the extreme stage of the disease (sepsis shock), multiple organs such as kidney, liver, etc may fail and the person can die.

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