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What are the symptoms of sepsis?

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Because it can begin in different parts of the body, sepsis can have many different symptoms. The first signs may include rapid breathing and confusion. Other common warning signs include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Very low body temperature
  • Peeing less than normal
  • Rapid pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

SOURCES:

Scripps Research Institute: "Sepsis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Sepsis Overview."

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: "Sepsis Fact Sheet."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Septic Shock," "Septicemia."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Sepsis-Overview."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Blood Poisoning."

Institute for Transfusion Medicine: "DIC, Inflammation, Sepsis and Activated Protein C (APC)."

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: "Sepsis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 27, 2020

SOURCES:

Scripps Research Institute: "Sepsis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Sepsis Overview."

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: "Sepsis Fact Sheet."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Septic Shock," "Septicemia."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Sepsis-Overview."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Blood Poisoning."

Institute for Transfusion Medicine: "DIC, Inflammation, Sepsis and Activated Protein C (APC)."

National Institute of General Medical Sciences: "Sepsis Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 27, 2020

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