Sepsis Signs and Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Additional Information

Risk Factors. While it’s possible for anyone with an infection to get sepsis, there are some people who are at a much higher risk than others. The first group is young children and senior citizens. Also people with weak immune systems are at risk of sepsis. It’s typical for people with HIV or people in some cancer treatments to see their immune system weakened. People who are undergoing severe medical attention in an intensive care unit are at higher risk. Finally, the last risk group is people who have to use invasive outside devices to assist them like IV catheters and breathing tubes. These outside devices increase the chance of an infection causing sepsis just by being there.