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Complications of septic shock

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If severe cases of sepsis and septic shock are not treated quickly enough, or if treatment does not bring the condition under control, complications such as these may occur:

  • respiratory failure,
  • heart failure, or
  • organ failure.

These are serious health conditions that will need to be treated urgently. See Useful links for more information about heart failure.

Medical Review: May 24, 2009

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