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Does hemorrhagic shock affect children differently than adults?

Children have different circulatory needs than adults, so hemorrhagic shock affects them a little differently, although it is still dangerous and potentially fatal. Children's bodies have an easier time supplying the brain with blood, but their other tissue can be at greater risk. In the hospital, the intravenous tube will likely be inserted directly into a child's bone marrow. Trauma, which can often lead to hemorrhage, is the main cause of death for children above the age of 1 in America.

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