What are the signs and symptoms?

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:

High heart rate

Fever, shivering, or feeling very cold

Symptoms

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

Confusion or disorientation

Shortness of breath

Extreme pain or discomfort

Clammy or sweaty skin

Fact Sheets

Stay Healthy. Protect Yourself From Sepsis. Fact Sheet (Print Only) pdf icon[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 (Print Only) pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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