Sunday, 8 January 2017



Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection.
Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
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Symptoms in children under five
Symptoms in older children and adults
Tests to diagnose sepsis
Treatments for sepsis
Recovering from sepsis
Who's at risk of sepsis
Different terms

Sepsis symptoms in children under five

Go straight to A&E or call 999 if your child

  • looks mottled, bluish or pale
  • is very lethargic or difficult to wake
  • feels abnormally cold to touch
  • is breathing very fast
  • has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • has a fit or convulsion

Get medical advice urgently from NHS 111

If your child has any of the symptoms listed below, is getting worse or is sicker than you'd expect (even if their temperature falls), trust Read More

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