Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, it can lead to mulitple organ failure and death.
Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, although some people are at higher risk such as those with a weakened immune system, a serious illness, the very young or very old, or those who have just had surgery or wounds as a result of an accident.
Sophie's son George contracted sepsis when he was 10-weeks-old. She tells her story here:
Spotting the signs of sepsis in children:
Spotting the signs of sepsis in adults:
This video has information about sepsis for family and carers: