2. Low blood pressure
Fever is the most common and first to appear sign of sepsis, but the main disadvantage of a febrile response as an indicator of sepsis is that it is a non-specific response, since many other conditions, including the infection itself, could be causing the fever. It is easier and safer to diagnose sepsis based in symptoms that are more specific, or at least are less often associated with high body temperature.
Consequently, the association of fever and other usually non-related symptoms, will make it easier for your doctor to realize that your body is being overtaken by sepsis. One of the symptoms that is associated with sepsis is low blood pressure, which is one of the reasons sepsis must me immediately treated with abundant fluids. When sepsis gets worse, a phenomenon called septic shock could occur, and its main sign is a sudden and abrupt descent of blood pressure.