Advances in the management of gastroenteritis in children

Br J Hosp Med. 1992 Nov 4-17;48(9):582-5.

Abstract

Gastroenteritis continues to be an important problem in developed communities, although less so than in the past. Most children can be managed at home with oral rehydration therapy. Only those children with severe dehydration require hospital admission and intravenous therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Carbohydrates / analysis
  • Child
  • Fluid Therapy*
  • Gastroenteritis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Food
  • Milk Hypersensitivity / therapy
  • Osmolar Concentration
  • Potassium / analysis
  • Rehydration Solutions / chemistry
  • Rehydration Solutions / therapeutic use*
  • Sodium / analysis

Substances

  • Amino Acids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Rehydration Solutions
  • Sodium
  • Potassium