Pediatric Shock and Disorders of Hydration

Posted by e-Medical PPT Friday, August 13, 2010
Shock is a state of circulatory dysfunction where the metabolic demands of the tissue cannot be met by the circulation. Several different etiologies from hypovolemia to severe infection can result in shock. Early recognition and timely intervention are critical for successful treatment of pediatric shock.Hypovolemic shock is by far the most common type of shock seen in pediatric patients. Hypovolemia may be absolute with actual fluid losses (severe dehydration with gastrointestinal losses, renal losses in diabetes mellitus, etc) or frank loss of blood as in hemorrhagic shock. Nonhemorrhagic hypovolemic shock is the most common type seen in the developing world. Findings of dehydration are present on physical exam with dry mucous membranes, sunken eyes and fontanels, diminished skin turgor.
Sepsis remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity for children. Although mortality from pediatric sepsis and sepsis shock has decreased.
Cardiogenic shock is simply a pump failure. Myocardial failure may be primary as in myocarditis, congenital heart disease or secondary as in myocardial dysfunction in the setting of toxins, ischemia.

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