Shock and Hypotension in the Newborn Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 18, 2020
  • Author: Samir Gupta, MD, DM, MRCP, FRCPCH, FRCPI; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of shock and hypotension in the newborn include the following:

  • Coarctation of the aorta

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

  • Consumption coagulopathy

  • Dehydration

  • Enteroviral infections

  • Escherichia coli infections

  • Hemorrhagic disease of newborn

  • Viral myocarditis

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis

  • Neonatal sepsis

  • Oliguria

  • Outflow obstructions

  • Periventricular hemorrhage–intraventricular hemorrhage

Differential Diagnoses