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Initial management of shock in children

Mark Waltzman, MD
Section Editors
Susan B Torrey, MD
Adrienne G Randolph, MD, MSc
Deputy Editor
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 "Pathophysiology 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 in children: Rapid recognition and initial resuscitation (first hour)".)

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