Cholera, diarrhea, and oral rehydration therapy: triumph and indictment.

  title={Cholera, diarrhea, and oral rehydration therapy: triumph and indictment.},
  author={Richard Littleton Guerrant and Benedito Carneiro-filho and Rebecca Dillingham},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={37 3},
Cholera drove the sanitary revolution in the industrialized world in the 19th century and now is driving the development of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) in the developing world. Despite the long history of cholera, only in the 1960s and 1970s was ORT fully developed. Scientists described this treatment after the discovery of the intact sodium-glucose intestinal cotransport in patients with cholera. This new understanding sparked clinical studies that revealed the ability of ORT to reduce the… CONTINUE READING
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