Sepsis is a bacterial infection of the blood which can be life-threatening. Sometimes called the silent killer, it is very hard to detect in the early stages, with symptoms similar to many other conditions and illnesses. Around 37,000 people in the UK die from sepsis each year.
Thankfully, due to awareness raising from medical bodies and health campaigns, sepsis is being talked about more, so that parents and doctors have the condition front-of-mind. The condition is treatable with early recognition and care.
Sepsis can display in a variety of ways including:
If someone is ill and is getting progressively worse with two or more of the above symptoms, then it is advised for you to go to A & E without delay.
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