Dehydration (peds)

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Background

1kg body wt = to 1 liter fluid

Clinical Features

  • Decreased urine output
  • Sunken fontanelle
  • Most reliable: [1]
    • Abnormal capillary refill
    • Abnormal respiratory pattern
    • Decreased skin turgor

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

Management

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Steiner, M. J. (2004) ‘Is This Child Dehydrated?’, JAMA, 291(22), p. 2746. doi: 10.1001/jama.291.22.2746