What is Sepsis Infection? 10 Sepsis Shock Symptoms!

Septic shock is a severe and potentially life-threatening medical condition that occurs as a complication of an infection. It is characterized by a systemic response of the body to an overwhelming infection, leading to a cascade of events that can cause multiple organ failure and a significant decrease in blood pressure. Septic shock is considered a medical emergency and requires prompt and intensive medical intervention.

Here’s an overview of the key aspects of septic shock:

Signs and Symptoms

The most important signs and symptoms of septic shock include:

1. Fever

This is one of the most common symptoms of septic shock, but it is absent in the case of immunodepression. There’s a hypothalamic dysfunction in sepsis, and the patient loses the ability to maintain a normal temperature. Heat loss and heat production balance are dysregulated, and the onset of fever can be gradual or abrupt.

Written by Greg M. Wilcox

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