Acute Diarrhea

Diarrhea is defined as change in consistency and frequency of stools (liquid / watery stools > 3 times a day)

Increased frequency of stools, which is loose inconsistency. If frequency is high and oral intake is poor child can have signs of dehydration (skin pinch delayed, decreased urine output, shrunken eyes, tachycardia, low BP etc.)

  • Dehydration
  • Hypovolemic shock

In India Rotavirus (most common) and enterotoxigenic E. coli account for nearly half of the total diarrheal episodes among children.

  • Unhygienic feeding preparation
  • Bottle feeding
  • Street food
  • Hygienic food practices
  • Avoidance of bottle feeding
  • Rotavirus vaccination

Clinical diagnosis, investigation for complication- Serum electrolytes, renal function test etc.

  • Hydration (Oral / IV fluids, ORS)
  • Zinc supplementation

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