Q: Traumatic brain injury can result in (select one)
A) Hypovolemic shock
B) Distributive shock
C) Cardiogenic shock
D) Obstructive shock
E) Mixed type shock
Objective of this question is to highlight the point that neurogenic shock is a sub-type of non-septic distributive shock.
Similarly, inflammatory shock (SIRS) as well as anaphylactic shock, liver failure, vasoplegia and beriberi are all sub-types of non-septic distributive shock.
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