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How can I distinguish flu like symptoms from sepsis?

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How can I distinguish flu like symptoms from sepsis?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Sepsis means spreading bacterial infection.Flu is caused by the virus.Flu causes fever, headache, body aches, runny nose, sore throat also, swollen neck glands, fatigue.Sepsis, can cause fever or chills, drop in blood pressure, dizziness, loss of consciousness, cold extremities.The confirmation is achieved by blood tests.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had a wound recently and this illness began about 4 days after. Have the flu symptoms and also have chills with tingling running up and down my body, muscle spasms and dizziness. All of which could be flu I guess.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Sepsis related symptoms worsen over time rapidly --that is an important distinguishing point.And instead of fever, low body temperature more commonly encountered.Your current symptoms do sound like flu or viral infection.Best wishes

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