What is the prevalence of dehydration in the US?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Timothy E Corden, MD  more...
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Diarrheal illnesses in children causes 3 million physician visits, 220,000 hospitalizations (10% of all children who require hospitalization), and 400 deaths per year. Children younger than 5 years are at the highest risk. On average, North American children younger than 5 years have 2 episodes of gastroenteritis per year.


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