Oral Rehydration Therapy

  • Dilip Mahalanabis

Abstract

Acute diarrheal diseases are among the leading causes of childhood mortality and morbidity in developing countries and contribute significantly to malnutrition. A critical review (Snyder and Merson, 1982) of 27 active surveillance studies conducted for a year or more suggests that about 750 million children below 5 years of age in Asia, Africa, and Latin America suffer from acute diarrhea and between 3 and 6 million of them die annually.

Keywords

Sugar Sucrose Aspirin Diarrhea Dehydration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilip Mahalanabis
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  1. 1.Kothari Centre of GastroenterologyThe Calcutta Medical Research InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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