Vasopressin infusion in children with catecholamine‐resistant septic shock

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Aim: To describe use of vasopressin infusion for catecholamine‐refractory septic shock in children. Methods: We report successful use of vasopressin infusion in three children with septic shock, in whom hypotension and poor perfusion persisted despite use of multiple infusions of vasopressors and inotropes. Results: All three had a rapid improvement in hypotension and perfusion after starting vasopressin infusion, allowing tapering of other infusions. Two children recovered completely.

: Vasopressin appears to be useful in treatment of catecholamine‐refractory septic shock in children.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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