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What are sepsis sores like?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Depending on the type of infection causing the sepsis syndrome, the skin sores vary.
Blisters, areas of skin death (necrosis), deep ulcers, raised/hard areas all occur.

In brief: Varies

Depending on the type of infection causing the sepsis syndrome, the skin sores vary.
Blisters, areas of skin death (necrosis), deep ulcers, raised/hard areas all occur.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Skin lesions in sepsis vary depending on the causative agent.
For instance in infection related to raw shellfish (called vibrio) the skin lesion is blue/purple and forms large blisters. In an infection from meningococcus (a bacteria) the sores are raised, palpable and purple (so called purpura fulminans). Many other skin lesions can be seen in sepsis it just depends on what causes it.

In brief: Depends

Skin lesions in sepsis vary depending on the causative agent.
For instance in infection related to raw shellfish (called vibrio) the skin lesion is blue/purple and forms large blisters. In an infection from meningococcus (a bacteria) the sores are raised, palpable and purple (so called purpura fulminans). Many other skin lesions can be seen in sepsis it just depends on what causes it.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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