Symptoms of Sepsis

Sepsis is an infection that reaches the bloodstream. It can cause changes in blood pressure and mental status, and requires immediate medical attention, explains Sandra Amador, ARNP, Medical Surgical Nurse with Baptist Hospital of Miami.

The symptoms are: shivering, fever, pain, discomfort, sleepy, short of breath and pale or discolored skin, among others.

She affirms sepsis is more common in geriatric population because of their chronic conditions.

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