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Neonatology pp 1365-1372 | Cite as

Rehydration After Diarrhea in Newborns

  • Carlo V. Bellieni
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Abstract

Diarrhea can threaten babies’ health and life. Water alone is useless for oral rehydration. With appropriate oral solutions, most dehydrated children can be rehydrated successfully without resorting to parenteral intravenous therapy. A rapid diagnosis should be done to assess whether fluid replacement should be started and the appropriate route of administration. This chapter illustrates an easy way to recognize the grade of dehydration and the appropriate rehydration (intravenous or oral). Other options, such as ondansetron and probiotics, are discussed in the text.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Siena University HospitalSienaItaly

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