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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 the term used to describe when part of your body tissue dies, usually because it is not getting enough blood from your circulatory system. Gangrene usually affects your extremities-the areas farthest from your heart-such as your toes a...
Shock is a state of physical shutdown that your body enters shock when there's not enough blood circulating blood. Call 911 if you experience confusion, clammy skin, chest pain, and nausea.