Blood Infection & High Fever

Blood infection, is medically named sepsis, which is a potential life-threating disease when it progresses to the third stage. People would have the perception that blood infection/sepsis means high fever, however, it’s not true. Quite some patients show not a high fever, but a low fever, lower than 96.8 F (36 C).

To be diagnosed with sepsis, you must exhibit at least two of the following symptoms, plus a probable or confirmed infection:

  • Body temperature:
    • above 101 F (38.3 C) or
    • below 96.8 F (36 C)
  • Heart rate higher than 90 beats a minute
  • Respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths a minute
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