Sepsis can frequently lead to death. Death rates vary by country, but between approximately 10 to 50% of sepsis patients die. If a patient with sepsis survives, the complications of sepsis do not end in a hospital discharge. They may have permanent organ damage. Many sepsis patients suffer various consequences for the rest of their lives, including sadness, difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness, clouded thinking, difficulty sleeping, poor memory, poor concentration, fatigue, and anxiety. Some patients do fully recover.
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