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Health Topic:   Pathological conditions, symptoms and signs
Guidance:   Diarrhoea and vomiting in children under 5
Description:   The summary of the published clinical guideline on Diarrhoea and vomiting in children under 5. It links to the published guidance and key documents.

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Kunnath MS et al (2010) A review of the practice of diagnosis and management of gastroenteritis in children below years in two district general hospitals Archives of Disease in Childhood 95 Suppl 1

Description: A total of 75 case notes of children under 5 with gastroenteritis were reviewed. All of them were admitted in two nearby general hospitals. 23% of cases had clinical dehydration. 19% were found to have received IV fluids of which 50% did not have clinical dehydration. 35% had stool culture done of which 50% had reason to. Only a minority of case notes were found to have recorded flagged signs of dehydration.

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