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Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection which, if left untreated can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

Sepsis is sometimes referred to as blood poisoning or septicaemia, is a reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues. It can affect anyone at any age. Sepsis affects 250,000 people every year in the UK and claims at least 44,000 lives. Of these, at least 14,000 of these deaths are preventable.

Sepsis can occur following any infection and there is no one sign of sepsis. The more quickly Sepsis is recognised and treated the better the outcome.

Just ask: could it be Sepsis?