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Diagnosis and management of dehydration in children.

@article{Canavan2009DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of dehydration in children.},
  author={Amy Canavan and Billy S. Arant},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 7},
  pages={
          692-6
        }
}
The most useful individual signs for identifying dehydration in children are prolonged capillary refill time, abnormal skin turgor, and abnormal respiratory pattern. However, clinical dehydration scales based on a combination of physical examination findings are better predictors than individual signs. Oral rehydration therapy is the preferred treatment of mild to moderate dehydration caused by diarrhea in children. Appropriate oral rehydration therapy is as effective as intravenous fluid in… Expand
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