Sepsis (Blood Infection) (cont.)
What Are Sepsis Symptoms and Signs?
- If a person has sepsis, they often will have fever. Sometimes, though, the body temperature may be normal or even low.
- The individual may also have chills and severe shaking.
- The heart may be beating very fast, and breathing may be rapid. Low blood pressure is often observed in septic patients.
- Confusion, disorientation, and agitation may be seen as well as dizziness.
- Decreased urination (due to poor kidney perfusion or dehydration)
- Some patients who have sepsis develop a rash on their skin. The rash may be a reddish discoloration or small dark red dots seen throughout the body.
- Those with sepsis may also develop pain in the joints of the wrists, elbows, back, hips, knees, and ankles.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/15/2016
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