The UK Sepsis Trust
Every 3 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis. In the UK alone, 245,000 people are affected by sepsis with at least 48,000 people losing their lives in sepsis-related illness’ every year. This is more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Globally, sepsis claims 11 million lives a year. Yet, for many patients, with early diagnosis it is easily treatable.
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The Patients Association
Sepsis can be very serious, however it can be easily treated if caught early. The important thing is to recognise the symptoms early and get to A&E or call 999. You should seek medical help if you show any of the following symptoms: Slurred speech or confusion Extreme shivering or muscle pain Passing no urine (in a day) Severe breathlessness Skin mottled or discoloured.
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Symptoms – Sepsis
Sepsis is life threatening. It can be hard to spot. If you think you or someone you look after has symptoms of sepsis, call 999 or go to A&E. Trust your instincts.