What is the prognosis of dehydration?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Timothy E Corden, MD  more...
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The prognosis is excellent if the child is promptly and effectively treated. However, the child with severe dehydration and hypovolemic shock can have significant morbidity and mortality if treatment is delayed.


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