Sepsis (Blood Infection) (cont.)
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Cellulitis, an infection of the skin, may lead to sepsis, particularly in elderly people and those with diabetes or other illnesses that alter the immune system. Click to view larger image.
This rash, showing petechia and purpura, may be a sign of bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia). Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014
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