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Hypovolemic shock in children: Initial evaluation and management

Wendy J Pomerantz, MD, MS
Mark G Roback, 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 evaluation and treatment of hypovolemic shock in children. A general approach to the initial evaluation and management of shock in children, evaluation and treatment of hypovolemia in children, and the pathophysiology of shock are discussed separately:

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

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

(See "Clinical assessment and diagnosis of hypovolemia (dehydration) in children".)

(See "Treatment of hypovolemia (dehydration) in children".)

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