Septic shock can cause several complications, including:

  • heart failure
  • abnormal blood clotting
  • kidney failure
  • respiratory failure
  • stroke
  • liver failure
  • removal of a section of the bowel
  • multiple organ failure

The severity of these complications will depend on many factors, including the patient’s age, any pre-existing health conditions, the cause and origin of Sepsis within the body and how soon treatment was given.