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Dopamine-Resistant Septic Shock

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with septic shock for dopamine resistance.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

selection, pharmacogenetics, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

A49.9, R57.2

Description:

Dopamine may be used as the first-line drug to increase blood pressure in septic shock. A person whose blood pressure increases is considered dopamine-sensitive, while a person whose blood pressure does not increase is considered dopamine-resistant.

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