Dehydration in Children

  • Scott J. Cohen


  • Causes 5–8 million pediatric deaths/yr.

  • Breastfeeding is protective

  • Early fluid resuscitation will save lives


Sugar Starch Hydration Carbohydrate Lactate 


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  1. 1.
    Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 16th Edition; W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp 213–215Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Eddleston M, Pierini S, Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine. Oxford University Press, 1999Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott J. Cohen
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  1. 1.Global Pediatric AllianceOaklandUSA

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