If a North Carolina patient begins to show signs of sepsis, he or she could potentially be facing a life-threatening condition. Since it can be difficult to diagnose sepsis, it is important that doctors, patients and their families be able to identify the condition so the necessary treatment can be administered as soon as possible.
The symptoms associated with sepsis can vary widely. Some patients, for example, experience abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea. However, these indicators can be linked to many other conditions, leading to misdiagnoses and the wrong treatment plans being prescribed. However, patients and families may be able to help doctors identify sepsis earlier by being extra vigilant about the signs and symptoms of infection. If anything appears out of the ordinary, they should alert the doctor.