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Initial management of shock in children

Mark Waltzman, MD
Section Editors
Susan B Torrey, MD
Adrienne G Randolph, MD, MSc
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James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This topic will review the initial management of children with shock. The classification of pediatric shock, initial evaluation of shock in children, and management of specific types of shock are discussed separately:

(See "Physiology and classification of shock in children".)

(See "Initial evaluation of shock in children".)

(See "Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis in children: Definitions, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis".)

(See "Septic shock: Rapid recognition and initial resuscitation in children" and "Septic shock: Ongoing management after resuscitation in children".)


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