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Complications could include:
One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
Your body becomes overloaded with toxins if your kidneys can't do their regular job. This can lead to kidney failure and even be life-threatening.
A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
Seeing blood when you cough can be alarming, whether it's a large or small amount. Coughing up blood is nearly always a symptom of a disease. The blood can come from the throat, lungs, or stomach. The medical term for coughing up blood is hemoptys...