DIARRHEA

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Last Updated : 12/25/2010
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Dr Sanjay Prabhu
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What are the consequences of diarrhea?
Dehydration and Malnutrition leading to death.

Why does diarrhea cause malnutrition?
- Impaired intestinal absorption causes

loss of nutrients in diarrhea

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- Increased catabolism(waste of energy) due to infection.
- A child with diarrhea is often not hungry.
- Mothers withhold food during diarrhea.
- Doctors do not emphasize

proper feeding during diarrhoea

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Contributor Information and Disclosures Dr Sanjay Prabhu
Consultant Pediatrician, Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Borivali, Mumbai, India


First Created : 2/21/2001
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