Schwere Sepsis im Kindesalter am beispiel des Waterhouse-Friderichsen- Syndroms gibt es präklinische Therapieoptionen?

Translated title of the contribution: Severe sepsis in childhood exemplified by Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. Are there preclinical therapeutic options?

T. Ahne, S. Ahne, R. Berner, M. Krüger

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Abstract

The Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome is a rapid onset and mostly fulminant form of sepsis. Despite modern intensive medical care including sophisticated pharmacotherapy the mortality is still high. The question arose whether there are prehospital strategies to positively affect this special form of sepsis or whether there are opportunities to improve the chances of survival. With the background knowledge of the pathophysiology some organizational and therapeutic approaches were identified which could enhance the outcome, even without specific prehospital studies. Early and aggressive volume therapy, which has to be initiated without delay, is of particular importance. Other approaches are the appropriate use of catecholamines and the generous application of oxygen.

Translated title of the contributionSevere sepsis in childhood exemplified by Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. Are there preclinical therapeutic options?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)251-259
Number of pages9
JournalNotfall und Rettungsmedizin
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

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