What are extrarenal causes of volume depletion leading to pediatric dehydration?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Waseem, MBBS, MS, FAAP, FACEP, FAHA  more...
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Answer

Extrarenal causes of volume depletion include the following examples:

  • Third-space extravasation of intravascular fluid (eg, pancreatitis, peritonitis, sepsis, heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, protein-losing enteropathy)

  • Hemorrhage

Other causes of volume depletion as mentioned above include poor oral intake and insensible losses from fever, sweating, burns, or pulmonary processes.


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