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
  • Fever

    • With chills

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F)


    Rapid heart rate




    Excessive sweating

    • Cold




    Abnormally rapid breathing


    Decreased urine


    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up




    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 History of Sexually Transmitted Infections

    or Pericarditis

    or Stomach ulcer or gastritis

    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 Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart's chambers and valves

    Falling sick easily

    Recent injection into vein

    or Contaminated needle

    or Recent medical urethral instrumentation

    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 mellitus


  • Treatment
  • 1-Intravenous fluids 2-Antimicrobials 3-Vasopressors
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Sepsis, then a visit to a general internist as soon as possible.

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    General internist

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