Can one tell whether dehydration is hyper, hypo, or isotonic in a hospitalized child by history and physical alone? Should one always get a serum-sodium concentration on a child hospitalized with the diagnosis of dehydration? Is hypovolemia a major feature on admission to the hospital? How common are central nervous system manifestations in the experimental animal versus the clinical condition of hyperelectrolytemia? Would it be appropriate to give dextrose and water only, in rehydrating a patient with hypema…
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