Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the best management of mild-moderate dehydration in children with gastroenteritis?

Bottom Line:
For children with mild to moderate dehydration due to gastroenteritis^ oral rehydration is equivalent to IV therapy. Half- strength apple juice is as good as electrolyte maintenance solution and appears to be superior in children ≥24 months. Liquid versus frozen administration is likely a matter of preference.

Publication Date: 2017-4-18
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-05-04 22:14:14