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Does sepsis often cause pain?

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Dr. Riley Alexander
Pathology 11 years experience
Yes: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition marked by a dramatic, systemic inflammatory response due to infection. It causes a number of potential severe symptoms (fever, low blood pressure, organ failure, etc.).
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Pulmonary Critical Care 13 years experience
Unlikely: Sepsis is an infection in the blood stream. Sepsis itself is unlikely to cause pain; it presents as fever, chills and malaise. Fever as a result of sepsis may cause aches. An infected area of the body that is the source of sepsis may be a cause for pain.

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