Distributive Shock

Q) What is not seen in Distributive Shock?

a) High central venous pressure

b) High Cardiac output

c) High Base deficit

d) High Mixed Venous Saturation

MCQs on Shock and Body Response 

Ans a 

In Distributive shock Systemic vascular resistance and venous pressure are low ( because of vasodilation)

All other parameters are high

Distributive Shock Symptoms

Vasodilation

Warm peripheries

Hypotension

Causes of Distributive Shock are

  1. Anaphylaxis
  2. High spinal cord injury
  3. Septic shock
  4. Toxic Shock Syndrome
  5. The distributive shock from adrenal insufficiency occurs due to decreased alpha-1 receptor expression on arterioles secondary to cortisol deficiency, which results in vasodilation. This is seen in patients on chronic steroids that are stopped suddenly.