What is the role of apple juice in the treatment of pediatric dehydration?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Waseem, MS, MBBS, FAAP, FACEP, FAHA  more...
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A study by Freedman et al indicated that in children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration, better oral rehydration results can be achieved by substituting dilute apple juice (initially) and a preferred fluid (later) for electrolyte maintenance solution. [14]


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