Shock in Children
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 blood pressure.
Shock is a life-threatening condition. Immediate medical care is required any time shock is suspected.
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