ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY (ORT)
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Fellow- Pediatric GI, University of Maryland, USA
ORT is recommended as first-line therapy for both mildly and moderately dehydrated children. ORT seems to be a preferred treatment option for patients with moderate dehydration from gastroenteritis8.
The 1st step in ORT is to weigh the patient and assess the degree of dehydration. ORT depends on the degree of dehydration. (See table2)
Table 2: ORT in the management of diarrhea
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