If you suspect sepsis, go to an emergency room immediately.
Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. It causes inflammation across large areas of the body and can damage tissue and organs.
Sepsis requires immediate care in a hospital.
Septic shock is sepsis that causes extremely low blood pressure, which limits blood flow to the body. It can cause organ failure and death.
Sepsis causes a combination of symptoms. Symptoms may include breathing problems, a fast heartbeat, chills, cool clammy skin, skin rashes, and shaking. Other symptoms may include a fever or low body temperature, confusion, and low blood pressure.
If you are concerned about sepsis, go to the hospital immediately. Tell them you are concerned about sepsis.
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