Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. It is something that can lead to death quite quickly if it is left untreated.
Who is Most at Risk?
Anyone can develop sepsis but there are some groups who are more at risk:
The very young and the very old.
Those with a low immunity.
Those who have a condition which has led to them developing a weakened immune system.
What happens next?
If you suspect that your child might have sepsis it is vital for you to seek advice. Often the signs and symptoms can be missed. You will know your baby better than anyone else so follow your instincts and if you suspect they are unwell then take them to hospital as soon as possible.
What tests will they do?
If you take your child to the hospital a variety of tests will be undertaken to confirm a diagnosis such as:
As mentioned above sepsis is a serious condition that can develop extremely quickly and have devastating effects if it is missed. You know your child better than anyone, so if in doubt CHECK IT OUT!!!
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