(1) When sepsis worsens, blood flow to vital organs, such as your brain, heart and kidneys, becomes impaired.
(2) Sepsis can also cause blood clots to form in your organs and in your arms, legs, fingers and toes — leading to varying degrees of organ failure and tissue death (gangrene).
Sepsis can vary from mild to severe. Most people recover from mild sepsis, but the average mortality rate for septic shock is about 40 percent. Also, an episode of severe sepsis may place you at higher risk of future infections.
Sepsis is a complication of an existing infection, including:
- digestive infection
- urinary system infection, kidney, bladder, etc.
- bloodstream infection
If you have infection, you need to get treatment asap, to prevent from further development into a sepsis. This means evern more for old people, and people living in nursery.