Recognizing sepsis symptoms when they appear can save lives. Here are some resources to keep you and your loved ones safe.
What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is the body’s extreme reaction to infection. Sepsis occurs when an infection triggers an incorrect response in the body. Instead of fighting the infection, chemicals released by the immune system cause inflammation throughout the body, leading to sepsis. Without proper treatments, sepsis can progress and develop into septic shock, which can be deadly.
Any kind of infection can lead to sepsis. Bacterial infections such as UTIs and strep, and viral infections such as pneumonia and COVID-19, can all lead to sepsis.
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Septic shock occurs when sepsis is uncontrolled, leading to organ failure and, sometimes, death.
Below is a guide to sepsis symptoms. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these warning signs and to share them with your loved ones. You can find more resources to share on our Resources and Videos pages.
Covid and Sepsis.
COVID-19 is a viral infection, which, like all infections, can lead to sepsis. If you are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, seek medical assistance if you experience one or more symptoms of sepsis.