oa South African Medical Journal - The rapid correction of metabolic acidosis in serverely dehydrated infants

Volume 41, Issue 41
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Fifteen moribund dehydrated infants suffering from acute gastroenteritis, and manifesting features of severe metabolic acidosis, were treated on a standard regimen of half-concentrated Darrows and 2.5% dextrose, to which large quantities of 4% sodium bicarbonate were added.

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