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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.
Gangrene is when part of your body tissue dies. This often occurs because the tissue is not getting enough blood from your circulatory system.
Your body enters shock when you don't have enough blood circulating through your system. Learn how to recognize and treat this life-threatening condition.