oa Southern African Journal of Critical Care - Fluid and electrolyte therapy - an approach in critically ill paediatric patients

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-8264
  • E-ISSN: 2078-676X



Fluid in the form of water is essential to maintaining a healthy human body. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and chloride, in addition to other nutrients, are necessary for normal growth in children. Disorders of water, sodium, potassium and chloride homeostasis are common in critically ill paediatric patients. A diagnostic approach must be considered for each patient as this will facilitate the provision of safe and effective treatment strategies.

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