Acute diarrhea and malnutrition: lethality risk in hospitalized infants.

@article{FagundesNeto1999AcuteDA,
  title={Acute diarrhea and malnutrition: lethality risk in hospitalized infants.},
  author={Ulysses Fagundes-Neto and Joao A de Andrade},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={303-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Acute diarrhea is a very frequent disease in developing countries and is the first cause of death in infants under two years of age. This study was designed to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological factors associated to the death of 17 out of 511 infants hospitalized due to severe acute diarrhea between January 1989 and December 1995. PATIENTS AND METHODS The patients were divided into two groups according to their clinical evolution: Group I--Death and Group II--Survival. The… CONTINUE READING