THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE DIARRHOEA IN CHILDREN
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Keywords

Acute, diarrhoea, management, complications, prevention

Abstract

Acute diarrhoea is a leading cause of less than five years old morbidity and mortality and is both preventable and treatable. This paper reviews acute diarrhoea, in children. As the second leading cause of under five years old morbidity and mortality globally, it is important to have a good understanding of its current treatment. The clinical presentation, complications and management are discussed. The prevention of acute diarrhoea is also discussed since this is an important strategy in the reduction of the burden of this disease in the community. Finally approaches to the prevention of this disease and possible solutions are suggested

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