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Sepsis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection.
Symptoms of sepsis
The symptoms of sepsis may develop after a localised infection (infection limited to one part of the body) or an injury.
Causes of sepsis
Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, abdomen (tummy) and pelvis.
Diagnosing sepsis
Sepsis is often diagnosed based on simple measurements like your temperature, heart rate, breathing rate and simple blood test.
Treating sepsis
Treatment of sepsis varies depending on the site and cause of the initial infection, the organs affected and the extent of any damage.