Sepsis

Sepsis is the body's extreme response to an infection. Infections that lead to sepsis most often start in the lung, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have triggered a chain reaction throughout your body.

It is a life-threatening medical emergency.
  • Symptoms
  • High temperature

    • With chills

    • Greater than or equal to 38°c (100. 4°f)

    common

    Rapid heart rate

    common

    Confusion

    common

    Excessive sweating

    • Cold

    common

    Feeling of tiredness

    common

    Abnormally rapid breathing

    common

    Decreased urine

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    common

    Watery stool

    common

    Difficulty breathing

    • Occurs or worsens with exertion

    Low blood pressure

    Bluish discoloration of the skin

    • Lips, In hand

  • Risk factors
  • Infection in any part of urinary system

    or Recent upper respiratory tract infection

    or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    or Viral infection causing liver inflammation and damage

    or History of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage

    or Recent history of Otitis Media

    or Skin infection

    or Tuberculosis

    or Contact with sick person of gastroenteritis

    or History of infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, or inside of the pelvis

    or Recent testicular infection

    or Sickle cell anemia

    or Infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs

    or Contact with sick person of Tuberculosis

    or Endocarditis

    or History of Sexually Transmitted Infections

    or Pericarditis

    or Stomach ulcer or gastritis

    Falling sick easily

    Contaminated needle

    or Recent medical urethral instrumentation

    or Recent injection into vein

    Recent pelvic or lower abdominal surgery

    or Recent injury or trauma in thigh

    or Recent chest injury or trauma

    or Recent back injury or trauma

    or Burns

    or Recent pelvic injury or trauma

    or Recent injury or trauma in upper extremity

    Diabetes

    Pregnant

  • Treatment
  • Intravenous fluids Antimicrobials Vasopressors
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Sepsis, then visit a general internist as soon as possible.

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    General internist

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