oa South African Medical Journal - Acute dehydrating gastro-enteritis in undernourished infants - the diagnosis and correction of electrolyte and metabolic abnormalities
|Article Title||Acute dehydrating gastro-enteritis in undernourished infants - the diagnosis and correction of electrolyte and metabolic abnormalities|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town **Pathology Laboratory, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Aug 1974|
|Pages||1563 - 1568|
|Keyword(s)||Acute dehydrating gastro-enteritis, Diagnosis, Electrolyte disturbance, Management, Metabolic abnormality and Paediatrics|
In 80 undernourished infants with acute dehydrating gastro-enteritis a pattern of electrolyte and metabolic disturbances was found, including acidosis, hyponatraemia and hypokalaemia.
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