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Shock may quickly occur after a sudden illness or injury. When
the body loses too much blood or fluid, there is no longer enough fluid in the
body to carry enough blood to the vital organs.
A child may be in
shock if one or more of the following signs are present:
Also, a child in shock has a weak, rapid heart rate and low
Shock is a life-threatening condition. Immediate
medical care is required any time shock is suspected.
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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