Sepsis Awareness Campaign
A campaign to raise awareness of the “silent killer” sepsis is being launched by the Scottish government.
It will highlight the signs and symptoms of the condition which kills about 3,500 people in Scotland every year.
What are the symptoms?
Early symptoms of sepsis in older children and adults include:
- a high temperature (fever) or low body temperature
- chills and shivering
- cold or blotchy hands and feet
- not passing as much urine as normal
- Symptoms in young children include:
- looks mottled, bluish or pale
- very lethargic or difficult to wake
- abnormally cold to touch
- breathing very fast
- a rash that does not fade when you press it
- a seizure or convulsion
- Find more information on the NHS Inform website.