n South African Journal of Child Health - Rehydration in acute gastroenteritis - the value of going rapid and enteral : hot topics

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



Acute gastro-enteritis (AGE) is a leading post-neonatal cause of death among South Africa's children. Almost all these deaths are caused by the consequences of dehydration. Many of these deaths occur in hospitals. AGE is also a significant nutritional insult at a critical time of growth.

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