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Can sepsis affect my skin?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Sepsis can affect any organ.
.. But sepsis is a syndrome rather than a specific disease. The skin can be directly affected by the infection (cellulitis or clostridium), by a toxin from a bacterium (staph or strep, for example), by low blood pressure causing limb ischemia, or by blood clots or thrombi caused by the sepsis syndrome.

In brief: Yes
Sepsis can affect any organ.
.. But sepsis is a syndrome rather than a specific disease. The skin can be directly affected by the infection (cellulitis or clostridium), by a toxin from a bacterium (staph or strep, for example), by low blood pressure causing limb ischemia, or by blood clots or thrombi caused by the sepsis syndrome.
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Seeding of the skin resulting in abscesses and ulcers.

In brief: Yes
Seeding of the skin resulting in abscesses and ulcers.
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