Acute diarrhea in children. What to do and what not to do.

@article{Leung1989AcuteDI,
  title={Acute diarrhea in children. What to do and what not to do.},
  author={A. K. Leung and William Lane M Robson},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={86 8},
  pages={161-4, 167-74}
}
Acute diarrhea is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Primary care physicians and pediatricians should be familiar with its clinical features and management. Rehydration and maintenance of proper fluid and electrolyte balance are the most important aspects of treatment. While intravenous rehydration is the best form of treatment for children who are in shock or unable to drink, oral rehydration is the treatment of choice for the majority of children who have mild to moderate… CONTINUE READING

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