Practical Guidelines for the Treatment of Cholera

@article{Seas1996PracticalGF,
  title={Practical Guidelines for the Treatment of Cholera},
  author={Carlos R Seas and H L DuPont and Luis Manuel Valdez and Eduardo Gotuzzo},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={1996},
  volume={51},
  pages={966-973}
}
Cholera is a dramatic clinical illness that requires rapid diagnosis and aggressive therapy. Clinical signs and symptoms of mild, moderate and severe dehydration must be determined, before beginning fluid therapy. Fluid therapy has 2 phases: rehydration (first 3 to 4 hours to correct deficits) and maintenance (to match continuing losses). The route and speed of fluid administration will depend on the degree of dehydration. Patients with severe dehydration should be treated intravenously, as… CONTINUE READING

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