Serum bicarbonate and dehydration severity in gastroenteritis

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Abstract

The concentration of bicarbonate was measured in serum samples from 106 children with gastroenteritis and dehydration. A concentration less than 22 mmol/l was more common in children with severe dehydration, but the magnitude of bicarbonate reduction was not significantly different with increasing degrees of dehydration. Doctors should not rely on the serum bicarbonate concentration when assessing fluid deficit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-71
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dehydration
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Serum bicarbonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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