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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

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PITTA VILLASBOA, Giovanni Marcel; VILLANUEVA BEJARANO, Viviana Denise  and  ORTIZ AYALA, Alberto. Vasoplegic shock due to amlodipine and losartan poisoning. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2022, vol.9, n.2, pp.143-152. ISSN 2312-3893.

Vasodilated or also called distributive shock occurs when the arterioles present a loss of contractility due to different mechanisms in which hypoxia and acidosis are usually the main events. The most common cause of this type of shock is sepsis. However, there are other causes such as drug poisoning. We present the management in the intensive care unit of a case of poisoning for self-elimination purposes with high doses of antihypertensive calcium channel blockers and angiotensin II receptor antagonists, which required hemodynamic and respiratory support.

Keywords : shock; poisoning; antihypertensive agents; amlodipine; losartan.

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