Sepsis (Blood Infection) (cont.)
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 and decreased urination.
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 11/13/2014
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