How does dehydration occur in bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Dehydration is the most common complication from gastroenteritis in the United States. Continuing fluid losses without compensatory intake can result in severe dehydration. Hyponatremic seizures can be avoided by rehydrating with oral rehydration solution instead of free water.


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