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What is hemorrhagic shock, compared to septic shock?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Blood loss v Infectn

Hemorrhagic shock is shock due to blood loss.
Septic shock is shock due to infection.

In brief: Blood loss v Infectn

Hemorrhagic shock is shock due to blood loss.
Septic shock is shock due to infection.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Different mechanism

Hemorrhagic shock caused by lack of fluid in blood vessels (usually from bleeding), causes decreased heart function, lack of blood flow to organs.
Septic shock in setting of blood borne infection, opens blood vessels, lose pressure and blood flow to organs; also decreases effective heart function.

In brief: Different mechanism

Hemorrhagic shock caused by lack of fluid in blood vessels (usually from bleeding), causes decreased heart function, lack of blood flow to organs.
Septic shock in setting of blood borne infection, opens blood vessels, lose pressure and blood flow to organs; also decreases effective heart function.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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