Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 3, P585-602 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.05.003 View full text
Penelope H. Dennehy

Abstract: Diarrhea is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. The causes of acute diarrhea in children vary with the location, time of year, and population studied. There is increasing recognition of a widening array of enteric pathogens associated with diarrheal diseases. Adequate fluid and electrolyte replacement and maintenance are key to managing diarrheal illnesses. Thorough clinical and epidemiologic evaluation is needed to define the severity and type of illness, exposures,…

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