Taking science where the diarrhoea is.

  title={Taking science where the diarrhoea is.},
  author={Jon Eliot Rohde and R S Northrup},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
With attack rates exceeding two episodes per year in the young diarrhoea with attendant dehydration is by far the major single killer in the developing world. An invariable accompaniment of the more insidious and chronic protein-energy malnutrition (PEM), diarrhoea is itself an acute form of malnutrition: fluid-electrolyte malnutrition (FEM). Scientific attention to FEM has focused heavily on mechanisms of pathogenesis and disordered physiology, often to the neglect of preventive and effective… CONTINUE READING