Management of Diarrhea

An invariable accompaniment of diarrhea, particularly persistent diarrhea, is protein-energy malnutrition. However, dehydration is the most immediate complication of diarrhea. Clinical management of acute diarrhea includes four major components: (i) replacement of fluid and electrolyte losses, (ii) zinc therapy, (iii) antimicrobial therapy when indicated, and (iv) continued feeding to supply a sufficient quantity of nutrients to meet both the patient's usual maintenance requirement and the increased needs imposed by infection and malabsoption.

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