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A mnemonic aid for recognizing sepsis has been established:
Slurred speech or confusion;
Extreme shivering or muscle pain, fever;
Passing no urine all day;
It feels like you're going to die;
Skin mottled or discolored.
People with these symptoms, especially those with risk factors, should immediately seek medical attention and tell their provider they are concerned about sepsis.
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