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Explain what is meant by “systemic infection” and “localised infection”
An infection may be localized, which means it develops only in one place on the body, or it may be systemic and spread throughout the body by the bloodstream. A localized infection may cause one or more of the following symptoms in the area of the broken skin: •skin that is warm or hot •pain •a pus-like discharge •redness and •swelling If a localized infection develops into a systemic infection,
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An infection may be localized, which means it develops only in one place on the body, or it may be systemic and spread throughout the body by the bloodstream. A localized infection may cause one or more of the following symptoms in the area of the broken skin: •skin that is warm or hot •pain •a pus-like discharge •redness and •swelling If a localized infection develops into a systemic infection, additional symptoms develop including: •fever •shaking chills •overall weakness and •joint aches
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