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What are the signs and symptoms?

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A patient with sepsis might have one or more of the following signs or symptoms.

Signs

Signs of sepsis that your doctor or nurse can measure include either of the following:

Sepsis symptom icon—heart rate

High heart rate

Sepsis icon fever image

Fever, shivering, or feeling very cold

Symptoms

Symptoms of sepsis that you might experience can include a combination of any of the following:

sepsis icon confusion or disorientation image

Confusion or disorientation

Sepsis icon shortness of breath

Shortness of breath

Sepsis icon extreme pain

Extreme pain or discomfort

sepsis clammy icon

Clammy or sweaty skin

Fact Sheets

Stay Health Protect Yourself from Sepsis

Stay Healthy. Protect Yourself From Sepsis. Fact Sheet (Print Only) [PDF – 652 KB]

Fact sheet about the risks, signs and symptoms, and ways you can protect yourself against sepsis.

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Sepsis Fact Sheet

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Sepsis Fact Sheet (Print Only) [PDF – 2 MB]

Fact sheet about the risks, signs and symptoms, and ways you and your family can protect yourself against sepsis.

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